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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 © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 6/5/2019 8:53:00 PM
G'day Kevin … an interesting topic. The life and times of a coin, and your poetic version highlights a topic very few of us ever think about - thank you Kevin - Lindsay
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Date: 6/6/2019 5:11:00 PM
Strange topic I agree, but that's the beauty of poetry, even a small life of a coin can become poetic, Thanks Lindsay,regards, Kevin
Date: 6/5/2019 7:47:00 AM
This is very beautiful! Great work! :)
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Date: 6/6/2019 5:12:00 PM
Thank you Vincent, you are most kind, regards, Kevin