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Penny Pincher

I am a poor girl
I do not earn much
I am tight spending
Nothing comes easy
So I waste nothing

Pennies I pick
From off the street
Cares not who sees
It does add up

My family
They call me
Penny pinch

That’s fine
They dine

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  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:06:00 AM

    I love this one, joy! I am on a tight budget also, but am wealthy in love and friendship. hugs, Catie :)

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/12/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's the best riches one can have, sis. Tnx
  1. Date: 9/8/2012 1:00:00 PM

    Picking up loose change - means happiness and future prosperity. Good luck in the contest Joy! Have a peaceful weekend. - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/8/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh yea...every penny counts in making a dollar whole! Tnx Anne Lise!
  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:32:00 PM

    Joy, i love your entry for the contest... good luck...xox~pd

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/7/2012 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks my friend...be blessed!
  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:31:00 AM

    superbly expressed, joy.. a penny saved is a penny earned... gorgeous work!... winning huggs!.:)

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/7/2012 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Nette...one love!
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 2:47:00 PM

    Lovely write - I find this form very hard indeed but you've made it look very easy : )

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/4/2012 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnx Jack!
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 10:12:00 AM

    Hi Joy, loved your diminised hex poem, just like money that diminishes as we speak, my Dad always told me, if you have even a penny in your pocket you are not broke. Best of luck in the contest.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/4/2012 11:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie...I value every cent I have, because I do work very hard for it. Your Dad is right. One love my friend.
  1. Date: 9/3/2012 1:09:00 AM

    Oh well done this is superb I really like this Joy I will pass it onto some very stuck up people i know that could do with a lesson in reality xx

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/4/2012 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL...Mandy, you do that. Sometimes we need to be reminded that under the cross there is no one higher than the other, what becomes one can very well be the fate of the other. So we should not look down but help up! One love.
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 10:20:00 AM

    lovely expressions spoken to, joy.. i'm sure you are not like this as your lines are filled with abundant thoughts!... well done, love and huggs!

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/2/2012 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette...blessed love!
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 8:32:00 AM

    Wonderfully done Joy, right down to your clever conclusion--that's fine they dine here...love that

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/2/2012 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tnx Craig!
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 8:27:00 AM

    people say if u find a penny pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck.. well written Joy with a touch of humor too .. best wishes ..I am doing okay .. about 50/50 .. but I think of all others suffering more than me and I pray luv..

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/2/2012 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    True that Linda...Jamaica's first lady of comedy Louise Bennett used to say..."Every mikkle makes a mukkle". I firmly believes that. Glad you are OK so far, just keep the prayers going. Love always.
  1. Date: 9/2/2012 7:37:00 AM

    I have always picked up a coin from the street or anywhere I see it..It is not an easy thing to do anymore..Sometimes I just can't because of the back problems..I hate to see them on the street or ground or floor..Great work that should do well in the contest..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington Date: 9/2/2012 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know about that Sara, just think nothing should go to waste. I hate to see someone eat and leave a whole bunch of food in their plate and toss it to the garbage. I think we should all think of the people who hasn't a morsel for days when we do stuff like that. sorry...I am prattling away here.One love Sara and thanks.