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Penny Wise

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Penny Wise

“A penny for your thoughts,” he said.
I took his petty penny.
Without a thought within my head,
I did not give him any.

I took his pretty penny
And added it to mine.
I did not give him any,
On candy I could dine.

I added it to mine,
Laughed at him when he cried.
On candy I could dine.
I wasn’t sorry I had lied.

Laughed at him when he cried
Without a thought within my head,
I wasn’t sorry I had lied.
“A penny for your thoughts,” he said.


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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:29:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Rhonda and Cyndi's "Penny Pantoums" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 11:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this wonderful Pantoum!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 4:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..I see we had a similar idea...Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:01:00 PM
    very good Pantoum here Joyce.Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:47:00 AM
    A very delightful pantoum to read!! My hearty congratulations on your well deserved win my dear friend, Joyce! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:29:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, well done and a well deserved win xx

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 7:23:00 PM
    Oh my word, Joyce! What a hoot this one is!! It is like a child's game of give-n-take! Wonderful narration and upbeat rhyme...just my kind of write!! gwendolen

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Kids?

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 1:56:00 AM
    Joyce a great entree for the contest, good luck...David