Joe Howell

Rookie (05-30-1950 / Tennessee)

Wash Day - Poem by Joe Howell

three shiney pennies,
a nickle and a dime
found in a pant's pocket

a hidden treasure to a lad
who had no home for so long
a kings fortune, his to keep

wednesday was wash day, over
an outside fireplace, a washpot
and the washboard, to scrubb

as a child i got to check all
the pockets, and make claim
to riches, remembered later, in age

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  • Melvina Germain (10/7/2006 2:16:00 AM)

    Oh, I can relate to this, very good poem.---Melvina (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2005

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