Inspired by Rob Grabers poem , many thanks , Rob.


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'' Maybe the store has to rid itself of out of date bread, then I'd get two ''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

Zoya Zaidi
Dear Ken, Very Poignant!
I like the use of spellings to give the text authenticity!
Love, Zoya

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.

Rob Graber
Now that's a whole different "take" on finding a penny!