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Penny Plight

No more shall I afford again for love to wish
Or find the copper price of break buried in mud
No more its sound in the blind man's enamel dish
No more the bracelet toxic fountain turned to blood 

Or find the copper price of break buried in mud
The red penny used, forgotten, disdained, denied
No more the bracelet toxic fountain turned to blood
No more worth for economic drain villified

The red penny used, forgotten, disdained, denied
It freed my lips from juju and lollipops stain
No more worth for economic drain villified
The world is changing fast nothing good shall remain

It freed my lips from juju and lollipops stain
Nor shall I for a penny's wish find love and joy
The world is changing fast nothing good shall remain
As the penny goes so goes the girl and the boy.

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  1. Date: 9/27/2012 9:09:00 PM
    What a dazzling enty, David, and we loved its message, its depth and its delivery. Thank you for the entry and congrats on the win in our contest. My apologies in the delay in getting to your page... again, thank you. Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:24:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Rhonda and Cyndi's "Penny Pantoums" contest David. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Creative work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 11:45:00 AM
    Love this Pantoum David!Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:18:00 AM
    Congratulations David, well done and a well deserved win xx

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 3:01:00 AM
    I enjoy this one David xx

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:47:00 AM
    Beautiful Write...great work David. :) would definitely look for more of your work...