Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sense for Cents...

Way back, on the first Monday of April, I attended my writer's club meeting.  Not the Leamington group, but rather, my Windsor group.

We met at the downtown (aka Central) branch of the Windsor Public Library, as per normal. 

After reviewing the submissions made by a few writers and giving feedback, our meeting was about to end.  Just then, our facilitator decided to do something different.

He requested that each of us write a poem, about pennies.

The reason?  Well, our Canadian government is planning to do away with making pennies. 

The next day, after thinking about what I wanted to say, I took a few minutes and wrote the following poem. 

You may or may not agree with my viewpoint.  Ultimately, it is not important, for we all have the right to our opinions.  Even so, I hope you'll enjoy it!

Sense for Cents...

A penny,
a penny,
nary a penny,
for soon there will not be, any.
Life will go on
as it always has done,
even though our government
thinks it has won.
The trouble is that
the loss isn't gain,
for those who purchase goods
will find it a pain.
Some think savings will be
found as they shop,
but some of us know
that prices will go up.
For retailers will not
want to lose on their gain,
and will adjust prices
which will become a pain.
So, count all your money
and save some coins for the day
when pennies will no longer
be required, as they say.
We'll no longer be counting
our dollars and cents,
which to some of us
just doesn't make sense!
© Copyright Lynn McKenzie April 2012

Until next time...

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