Pocketful of Change

August 11, 2010
By TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
TropicOfVirgo BRONZE, Pikeville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." C.S. Lewis


I carry a pocketful of change in my pocket.

I give pennies to the homeless

and nickels to the damned.

My quarters go to the politicians,

who suck the dollars right out of the blue-collared,

and need them the most.

There's always a coin or two in my jeans

to get a smile out of someone's face,

and one day I hope to see

that the change I carry in my pocket

will become the change I see in the world.


The author's comments:
I really do hope so.

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on Oct. 22 2013 at 5:57 pm
The_Capricornian GOLD, Marietta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway

Very nice little meaningful poem.  Question though, are you trying to say that the politicians need your quarters, or the blue-collars?

on Sep. 4 2010 at 4:58 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Wow, a very inspiring poem. You write very well, and I love how you are saying that kindness is held out like coins. The piece was so good that you even pulled off the formerly cliche 'change' pun! Well done.




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