Copper Pennies, a poem by Deryn van der Tang at
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Copper Pennies

Copper Pennies

written by: Deryn van der Tang



Bright copper pennies
One here and one there.
Rolled in the gutter,
some on the sidewalk,
why do you not care?
Not worth stooping to pick them up?
Two sparrows sold for a farthing,
The poorest of poor
To your Father, worth infinitely more
Do we leave people in the gutter?
Are they not worth the trouble?
Pick up the pennies
Symbols from heaven
“In God we Trust”
Dignity and hope for the poor.

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