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The Cent

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The Cent

There isn’t much value to the cent today. It is still one-hundredth of a dollar. Inflation has eroded its value away. It is enough to make me cry and holler. It is still one-hundredth of a dollar. One won’t put anything in your shopping cart. It is enough to make me cry and holler. It has been mistaken for its British counterpart. One won’t put anything in your shopping cart. It takes a whole bunch to buy anything. It has been mistaken for its British counterpart. It is easy to feel inflation’s sting. It takes a whole bunch to buy anything. There isn’t much value to the cent today. It is easy to feel inflation’s sting. Inflation has eroded its value away.

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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 Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 4:52:00 PM
    Great angle on which to write your work..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Very nice Pantoum here Robert.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:58:00 AM
    I love reading this one my friend, Robert. A well-deserved winning piece. CONGRATULATIONS AND CHEERS!!!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:40:00 AM
    Congratulations Robert, well done and a well deserved win xx

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:00:00 PM
    I think in just a few more years, even the poor dollar bill will go the way of the penny. Probably the dollar bill won't even buy a stick of gum!! good pantoum.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 12:45:00 AM
    A very well done Pantoum for the contest it is, I guess. You are so correct about inflation.