A Riddle a Day, Day 3

Animals are great riddle subjects, but what are some of the everyday objects around the house that would make good subjects?

Here is one of my riddles about something I use every day.

A faithful servant, tall and thin,

to students and pharaohs and laboring men.

Great stories, love letters, and truth get their start

as words on paper from my black heart.

What am I?

What is something you use every day? Your phone? A water glass or coffee cup? A hand towel? What can’t these be the subjects of riddles?

Do you need to research these everyday objects? It doesn’t hurt. You never know what you might learn about something you thought you knew all about. Once again, even though my riddle rhymes, yours doesn’t have to.