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A Pittance From Each - A Fortune For All
by Poetry by Deborah

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My heart for a nickel
the beggar said,
Just enough to get home
and to buy me some bread.

My heart for a penny
the little child said,
Just enough for some candy,
and a pillow for my head.

My heart for a nickel
the old woman said,
Just enough to get better,
buy some medicine for my head.

My heart for a penny
the sad one said,
Just one to toss in a wishing well,
wish for happiness instead.

My heart for a nickel
the grandmother said,
Just enough for a memory of
your father, long dead.

My heart for a penny
the older brother said,
Just enough to let me help
those who have no bed.

My heart for a nickel
the sad woman said,
Just enough to trigger memory;
the lights of stardom shone in red.

When all the nickels and all of the pennies
are gathered from around the globe,
Trumpets sound, love resounds -
and sharing begins to unfold.

2005, Deborah L. Kelly


 
 

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Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2005
the price of love is indeed something to aspire for ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/22/2005
Outstanding message.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/22/2005
Indeed and there is a story about finding a penny or a coin that means that someone in heaven is thinking about you.
Reviewed by A PAX 2/22/2005
It sounds like a beautiful wishing well :)
lovely poem
pax A



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