Goodbye To the Penny

Written by: Elton Camp

Goodbye to the Penny

By Elton Camp

Logical argument tells me it ought to go
However, I sorta hate to see it become so

The penny isn’t even of copper they say
And costs more than a cent to make today

The coin’s value has become so small
Why bother to pick them up if they fall

To pockets and purses they add weight
To get them in change, many sure hate

A single drop of gas one might buy
For a piece of candy, don’t even try

Nickel rounding comes if they disappear
But such a small amount is little to fear

But all my life, pennies have been in use
That I’d miss them isn’t much excuse

In economic reality we have to agree
Abolishing the penny is going to be