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The Boy and the Candy Bar

He found a penny
on the floor,
and took it to
the grocery store.

He tried to buy
a candy bar,
but one small cent
won't go that far.

He looked beneath
a shopping cart -
another penny!
That's a start!

But two small cents
still won't suffice.
To find more pennies
would be nice.

He looked around
gumball machines,
the rack that holds
cheap magazines,

the deli counter,
the stand with flowers,
he searched and rummaged
two full hours!

Worn and weary
he finally knew,
his five dollar bill
would have to do.

Moral to the story, here?
By, Jove, yes! There is, indeed!
We may not trouble to look too far
to see that we have all we need.


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this poem is so lighthearted and it made me smile
reading it out loud honestly sounds like i was freestyle rapping haha

awesome job <3

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Welcome to Neopoet! I'm glad this poem made you smile. It is definitely meant to be lighthearted and carefree. Rap away!
Thank you for your lovely comments!

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Wow! Would love to hear more about the five pound note and your journey to Italy! This was a bit of a fun write! As always, thank you for your warm and helpful comments.

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We absolutely do. How generous and thoughtful you were as a boy - and still seem to be!
Thank you!

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The moral and the well executed piece.
A message that more people need to believe in.
Thank you for sharing dear wise Lavender.


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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excellent morale and I love the rhyme nice work on this one


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I envisioned that huge field of lavender in France I saw on TV the other day and thought of you and your beautiful poetry. Both, you and that Lavender field, are awesome. But your poetry is . . . magnifique. JerryK/van .

You are always so energetic and encouraging! I appreciate your kind words!
Many, many thanks!

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that the moral of the story, is: "Seek and you shall find"? Nice work! ~ Geez.

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