Ten Pence Coin
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How many hands does a small coin pass through in its lifetime ?
Ten Pence coin
Pockets and purses, Wallet and Bag,
Jam Jars, bottles and old tin cans.
The strange existence of a ten pence piece,
Passed from Lucy to Sally, Harry to Stan.
Born and minted in Ninety-one,
My nickel silver adventure begins.
But all too sudden reality sunk in,
Spending years in piggy banks and tins.
Scuffed and marked, traded and spent,
Doesn’t the Queen look young.
One time was lost on a farmyard lane,
Fortunately, just missing the dung.
Slot machines, ten penny arcades,
Lost down backs of Sofas and chairs.
Sweaty palms and wishing wells,
Heads or tails I’m tossed in the air.
Taken on Holiday to Italy and Spain,
Dropped in the tills of duty free.
Left in a puddle until it ran dry,
People don’t love me, I’m only ten pee.
Copyright © Kevin Shaw | Year Posted 2019