Inspired by Rob Grabers poem , many thanks , Rob.


ON FINDING A PENNEY

I find a penny, all dirty, dropped in the mud abandoned with

Out second thought or care

I bend and pick it up, '' just 27 more'', '' then I can get a loaf'', '' if I'm lucky ''

'' Maybe the store has to rid itself of out of date bread, then I'd get two ''


'' Have seven pence, just ten pence short of a tin of baked beans ''

Ken D Williams

The Dyslexic Poet

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Written on 2007-06-20 at 19:31

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This one is quite powerful in just a few lines. There's a similarity between the abandoned penny and the store 'ridding' itself of bread. Then, at the same time, we have a look at the importance of just one penny or the sale at the store to another. Underneath it all, I see compassion and even frustration... The understanding of need and want, and on the other side of that coin, shameful, oblivious waste. Well done, my friend.
2013-05-09


Zoya Zaidi
Dear Ken, Very Poignant!
I like the use of spellings to give the text authenticity!
((Hugs))
Love, Zoya
2007-06-21


normalil
Well thought out. I often find a penny, and don't even bother to pick it up! To me every work of yours deserves an applaud, so I add one. I still have not got the mindset to read about your Grandfather, but will do so.
2007-06-21


Rob Graber
Now that's a whole different "take" on finding a penny!
2007-06-20