I grew up in Pencil-vania

The name seemed strange to me

A state named for a tube of lead?!

(I took things literally)

My 1st grade teacher told me

It was named for William Penn

Imagine the confusion

In my tiny mind back then


Who would name our proud state

After simple writing tools?

Perhaps it was the same guy

Who sold No. 2's to schools

Good thing they can't change the name

In this day of Compu-Mania

I wouldn't want to claim a state

Called Macintosh-L-Vania!

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