Sunday, April 1, 2012

Farewell to the Penny

The government of Canada is pulling the plug on the production of the of the penny. Saying that it costs more to make them then they are worth. Which I can understand and yet  I'll be sad to see them go.

When I was a child my Nana had a magical gold and red velvet box that was full of pennies. I longed for this box. It was so full of pennies that I couldn't even lift it and in my childhood mind that meant if I had it for my own I would be so rich! Now that I'm older I realize that wouldn't be quite true. Yet as an adult I still do wonderful silly things with my pennies. I will still use them to make a wish, and finding one on the ground still puts a little smile on my face thinking I'll have luck the rest of the day. I will miss the lovely sayings that the penny brings like, "A Penny for your thoughts", A Penny saved is a penny earned" and my favorite "cost (someone) a pretty penny" 

To honor those little cooper coins I have written a little limerick.

Farewell to my cooper penny,
I know I collect too many,
You once brought me luck,
The country thinks you suck,
Really I should have a twenty!


  1. I just found a penny today laying on the ground just waiting to give me some luck! Cute poem!