Those Pennies For My Thoughts
A penny for each thought....
Old thoughts for new; old thoughts for new....
I wish I had a penny for every single thought.
Think of all the things I surely could have bought.
I got an education and raised their value, too.
I share them now quite freely. What’s their worth to you?
I’ve been a teacher, world journeyer, and such,
Sometimes the payroll salary didn’t really matter much.
I’d do it all again for sure, if given half a chance.
I gave up almost all of it in the name of true romance.
I shared them with my children, and grandkids too.
I sure hope they listened and remember a thing of two.
Now in this little house just beside the road,
I’m waiting for a visitor to probe my mother lode.
It may not be so soon, in fact it could be late,
These thoughts I’ve stored up most certainly can wait.
But something there is to keep in mind:
The US penny is… the depreciating kind.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.