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Gumball Machine Pennies

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Gumball Machine Pennies

Gumball machines my father did own 
Pennies were everywhere on his route.
For candy I never cried or moaned,
Dressing for work, he never wore a suit.

We rode all day then would stop for lunch,
Pasta was the only way to go.
On the soft bread, I would always munch,
Then we would resume Dad's gumball flow.

I'd wait in the car, the pennies in sacks 
Drawing pictures of people I'd see.
I made characters of them in stacks
Dad soon came back and off we would flee.

I would put the pictures on the cars,
Of the people I'd made look real funny.
With this past-time I got pretty far,
My young life was sweeter than honey

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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:33:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Rhonda and Cyndi's "Penny Pantoums" contest Julie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 4:55:00 PM
    I really like this one ...It is not a Pantoum though..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:13:00 PM
    Congrats Julie on your win!Very nice Pantoum here by you.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 10:10:00 AM
    This is wonderful!!! Congratulations on your win my dear Cynthia!! hugs:) Leonora

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    Date: 9/25/2012 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cynthia!!
  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Julie another well done, and a well deserved win xx