Joseph T. Renaldi

Rookie - 399 Points (Frackville, Pennsylvania)

A Penny Candy Store


Walking by an old abandoned building
That once housed a penny candy store,
I envisioned all the wide-eyed children
As they gazed at the display of candy galore.

I was saddened by the closure,
And it took me back to the days of yore
When I, too, was spending my pennies
At the neighborhood's penny candy store.

As a youngster, I stared in disbelief
At all the candy unsurpassed
And often rubbed my fingers unconsciously on
The counter top of highly polished glass.

At the proprietor's helpful suggestion
I would only remain silent and gape.
The variety of candy caused me to be uncertain
As to what penny candy I would take.

What a thrill to have a penny in my hand?
It is a feeling that I still cherish today.
I was able to go to the penny candy store
To select and buy candy my own way.

Though I may still be indecisive at times
While viewing the niceties by the score,
The thoughts of time tried candy still remain
From the old, neighborhood candy store.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 27, 2011

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  • Rookie Eman Obied (5/4/2012 3:49:00 AM)

    this si so beautiful, I was refering to your poem as I was writing my own candy poem, and what an inspirartion it is! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (3/6/2007 2:45:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing your treasured memories with the world. Very nostalgic.
    Take care.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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