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THE FLAT PENNY


THE FLAT PENNY

WRITTEN BY K.JENSEN© 2005 11 YRS OLD AT THAT TIME

[THE ONCE AND ONLY

TIME MY KID GOT

TO GO SPEND TIME

WITH MY SISTER BEFORE

SOMEONE

TOOK HER FROM THIS WORLD

AND MY KID WROTE THIS

IN HER MEMORY

OF A PENNY SHE

GOT WHILE ON THAT TRIP AND

I JUST FOUND IT

LOOKING FOR MISSING

STUFF FOR MY BOOKS ALONG

WITH A TON OF OLD POEMS =)]

THE FLAT PENNY

THIS SIMPLE LITTLE SHINY

COIN IN MY HAND

STANDS FOR

FAMILY, KINDNESS,

AND COURAGE

MY AUNT GAVE

IT TO ME

AS WE WATCH IT CHANGE

IN THE MACHINE

IT UNDERGOES

FROM A LINCOLN HEAD

TO A SMOOTH FLAT

OVAL

ITS LIKE MY HEART FOR

IT FEELS SO MUCH

LOVE

YET ALL BRINGS ME TO

TEARS

FOR ALL MY FEARS

MY AUNT IS NOW

GONE FOREVER

I WILL NOT SEE HER AGAIN

SO THIS LITTLE

PENNY

IS ENGRAVED WITH

A NEW IMAGE

THE IMAGE OF A BEAR

MY FLAT PENNY

A SWEET GIFT

FROM OUR FAMILY

TRIP

FILLS MY HEART

WITH COURAGE

TO GO ON

TO ALWAYS HAVE

AT LEAST THIS

HAPPY MEMORY

THOUGH IT WAS LONG AGO

IT SEEMS LIKE A DREAM

LINCOLN A SYMBOL

OF HONESTY

CHANGES TO A

SYMBOL OF LOVE

SO THIS FLAT PENNY

I WILL

CHERISH FOREVER.


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