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It Make Sense

Updated on March 17, 2010

It Makes $ense

My Dad gave me a penny.

That was all I got.

One stinkin little Penny?

“That’s not much.”

I thought.

“Hang on to that and watch it grow,

You just wait and see.”

The next week I got more,

Cause a nickel he gave me.

A penny and a nickel?

He told me “Over time,

You will be very – very rich.”

The next week I got a dime.

Don’t spend your money yet.

I’m teaching you a lesson,

So here’s a quarter. Put it away,

You’ll be VERY glad my son!

This was looking pretty good.

“I’ll be RICH next week!” I laugh

I was hoping for a dollar,

But I got only half!

So the next week came the dollar.

“Don’t spend it.” I was told.

Did my eyes ever open wide!

I got Paper! Silver! Gold!

So every Friday I got paid

And it was such a thrill!

This week Daddy handed me

A crisp two dollar bill!

My Daddy, he was right!

I’m the luckiest boy alive!

The money’s really adding up

Cause this week I got five!

“I’m so very proud, son

I’ll tell you once again.

Hang on to it. Don’t spend it.

Next week I’ll give you ten!”

I had the best Dad in the world!

A week later I got twenty!

I told him I don’t need no more!

I said “Look Dad. I have plenty!”

“Oh no, son. We’re far from done!

Most people never know

How to hang on to their money

Or how to watch their money grow.

To my surprise the next week he said

“Go get your money jar.”

Then he gave me fifty dollars

And said “Get in the car.”

My money had been growing

So with that big amount

He said that it was time for me

To open a Bank Account.

At the teller window

The lady said “Let’s take a look.”

She counted all my money

And handed me a Savings Book

Wait a minute! Hold on here!

That lady took MY money!

Dad said “They’ll keep it safe for you.”

The lady said “He’s funny!”

I wasn’t trying to be funny

But I found out banks are great!

My money will grow even more

With their High Interest Rate!

Sure! “Keep my money safe!” I said

Dad said “There’s just one quirk.”

It’s fun to watch your Money Grow

But now it’s time to work.

“So here’s the deal.” my Daddy said

As he was walking out the door,

“I’ll show you how to make Much More

Than you’ve ever had before.”

Most people work for money

So we need to have a talk.

Kids do chores, so yours will be

To take Rover for a walk.

This week we’ll have you walk the dog

And every day until

You’ve walked him for a whole month

To earn a Hundred Dollar Bill.

So I started my new life

As a working man

I go around our neighborhood

Getting any job I can.

I like making money

And working can be fun!

Cause it is so rewarding

When a job gets done.

I learned well from my Daddy

I count my pennies with great care

I’ll watch my saving grow and grow till I’m a



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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Treasuresofheaven Good to hear from you

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      The is poem is really great. I like it! You did an excellent job walking us through the story and ended up with a bang!!!!! Thanks Moneylady.

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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much ... Moulik Mistry Glad you like it!!!

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Just I say EXCELLENT! Well done, very well done...

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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you daisyjae, proudgrandpa and fishtirger58. Kids need to learn that a little over time can be a lot in the long run! proudgrandpa be watching for 'The Do-Over' ... you'll get a real kick out of that one!

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Excellent little poem I loved it.

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      proudgrandpa 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      What a neat, fun and valuable hub. Thanks for this, I am going to read it to my grandkids. NEIL

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      daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

      I just read this story with my kids. They liked it and wanted to add up how much he has as we went along so it's good for introducing math to kids. Rated up!!

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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      You are so kind Quill! Hugs & Stuff from TX!

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Lovely poem moneylady...take it to the bank as its a winner...smiles


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      Moneylady 7 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Silver Poet. Glad you like it!

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      Silver Poet 7 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Cute story, cute poem, good moral. Thumbs up!