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The Dimes

One afternoon I went digging in my purse For all the change that I could find But all that was there in that big empty purse Was two quarters and two dimes Not enough that day to buy that snack And no checks to cash for more Just two old quarters and two little dimes My stomach was wishing for more! OH WELL, I thought I can do without And went on with work that day With the change in my hand a paper I tossed Throwing also the dimes away Ugh, I said, that's all I had Oh well it was just small change NO, MY MIND SOARED, God gave you those dimes My gratitude must be re-arranged! How ungrateful I am to throw away What God has provided for me! So, Yes, I did, go digging in trash Where could those little dimes be?? I found one dime but not the other Give up, past time to go home! I didn't tell my husband this silly tale For my embarrassment would have shown! But you know an amazing thing transpired After that humble moment in time I came home that night and what did I find But there on the floor, a dime. I smiled and said, Thank you Lord You were watching there over me Then walked to the bathroom and there again two dimes staring up at me...... I thought, OK, who's doing this How could anyone know? For I was there alone that night And my foolishness not made known! On and on it's happened since That day of little gifts Not quarters, nor nickels or pennies Just dimes to leave me miffed They show up in my washer There's one by the clothes Then one behind the coffee pot And one by my toes My husband and I have found a thrill With each dime we come to find For we know God hears and Sees and Knows And is with us all the time! He talks to us through the little things If we only let Him in The lesson of the dimes has touched my heart Because, I have no better friend...

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  1. Date: 3/7/2009 8:17:00 PM
    I don't know if it's the story itself or the way you tell it; but this poem is beautiful. Great job Linda. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 4:21:00 PM
    What a great story you've wirtten here, Linda. I enjoyed it very much and want to welcome you to PoetrySoup.