Kim Barney


Penny Candy (2 Limericks + 2 Couplets) - Poem by Kim Barney

You can't find penny candy anymore.
They do not have it at your local store.
It's gone; it's gone forever
And it shall come back never.
It's gone the way of every dinosaur.

Just like that penny candy is your time.
Please use it wisely while you're in your prime.
If you let it slip away
It will NOT return some day,
And you can't buy penny candy for a dime.

Time you do not wisely use
Is just simply time you lose.
It's not nearby; it's not handy.
It's just gone like penny candy.

Topic(s) of this poem: candy, life, time

Form: Couplet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I was a kid, there really was such a thing a penny candy. For one penny, you had several different choices you could buy. One of them was KITS, which had not one but FOUR individually wrapped candies for one penny!

written 17 January 2016 (posted 18 January)

Comments about Penny Candy (2 Limericks + 2 Couplets) by Kim Barney

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/26/2016 11:28:00 AM)


    Lovely poem- Penny Candy!
    Nostalgic memories of enjoying a candy as a school girl.
    The rhythm is great, Sir! A full 10 for the taste of candy. :)
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  • Darwin Henry Beuning (1/19/2016 7:02:00 AM)


    Kim, Your poem brought back memories, I remember, being 6 or 7 and buying penny candy at a gas station, remember seeing movies at the theater for only a dime. (Report) Reply

  • Spock The Vegan (1/18/2016 11:59:00 AM)


    You're showing your age, but I don't believe it's 100, along with other doubters here. (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler Wes Vogler (1/18/2016 5:44:00 PM)

    Sure he is and he remembers jaw breakers and milk bottle candy and nigger bones. Course I'm only 85.
    Good one Kim Even my wife enjoyed it.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 25, 2016


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