One Copper Poem by Bonnie Shipman

One Copper



I've only got a penny,
One shiny copper penny.
But I have lots of plans.
I could make a stage
For fleas to dance upon;
I could buy a yellow candy
From my friend who's only nine;
I can bet for heads or tales,
Then cheer me when I win;
I could tape it to a card
For my Grandma in the Home;
I could put it in a bucket,
In a Good Salvation bucket,
For the guys not doing fine;
I could race it 'gainst a nickel,
I could rub it when I'm sad,
Or round and round and round it,
Trace a sunshine shape, a ball.
But of all my lovely options,
The one I pick as best
Is to ask you for a thought—
One penny's worth of thought—
Which one do YOU like most?

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