Copper Pennies, a poem by Deryn van der Tang at Spillwords.com
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Copper Pennies

Copper Pennies

written by: Deryn van der Tang

@dvdtang1

 

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.

Deryn van der Tang

Deryn van der Tang

Deryn is a writer, artist, nature, and travel lover. Born in Rhodesia, from 1820 Settler pioneering stock, she has traveled the world, moving to South Africa and the United Kingdom following her career as an exploration cartographer and housing manager, she now lives in the USA. Her rich adventures have enabled her to write about transforming life’s experiences. She has had articles published in travel and Christian magazines. She also has a couple of anthologies and one self-published book to her name.
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