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A penny on the ground 

Should I stop and pick it up?

No, it’s just a superstitious notion 

That will bless me with good luck.


I ponder for a moment

Is it really worth my time?

If only it were a dollar, quarter, nickel,

Or even a single dime.


No, I’ll just walk on by

For I have better things to do

It’s just a single penny

To make some cents, I’ll need two


Then I pause, and think again

This coin IS worth my time

I’ll quickly snatch it up

And wipe away the grime


So I reach down low

Retrieve it from the dust

Then suddenly I’m reminded of the words:


A Penny On The Ground

by Sharlene Leker

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