Poetry From The Heart by Barbara Ann Smith

Pennies Count Too

He stood shifting
from one foot to the other--
worn clothes, shoes without heels,
He said, "Madam - can you spare fifty-cents
for a cup of coffee."
Knowing I had but a few pennies,
I was ashamed to tell him,
Sir - I grabbed his hand,
looked directly into his red eyes--
take these few pennies,
it is not much
but it is better than having none.

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Pennies Count Too

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