Say Goodbye to the Penny

I grew up with a tough blue collar guy
A real one, not a phony
A father
An ex-boxer with his
Hands all smashed up,
Back in 1908,
A Hershey chocolate bar cost two cents.
Corn Flakes cost 10 cents
A penny mattered.

He stood up
For the working man and the little guy
They aren’t begging on the street.
A penny saved, a penny earned,
The income was enough to matter.
Now-
We’ve left pennies behind in a store
Or let them pile up in a drawer.
He had almost nothing.
There is no protection for the blue collar.

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~ by leona52 on January 4, 2011.

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