MadelineJane

United States

Proud Follower of Jesus Christ
INFP-T
Ravenclaw / Hufflepuff
Erudite / Amity
Writer (And loving it)
That one Just-Starting-WtW kid
Doesn't want to be a poet but I like to write poetry (You’ve Been Warned!)

Message to Readers

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A Penny :D

February 20, 2021

FREE WRITING

13

They say, "Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day, you'll have good luck."
    I tried it once, among the muck; the dew topped grass to it - it stuck.

Rusted red, browned at the rim.
    Happiness suddenly went dim.
shadowed pasts, secrets hidden;
    the hope it held felt strangely forbidden.

I slid it into my pocket, without a care.
    I wondered made me so unaware?

We write our own stories, our destiny is chosen.
    we can change our choices in one swift motion.

We can reach for greatness, or something more subtle.
    But I know I can't trust objects stuffed inside the rubble.

Later that day, I sat down and thought.
    I toyed with it in my fingers, suddenly distraught.

I flicked my thumb, and it fell to the ground.
    Maybe more luck in it can be found.

    But I know - I can see luck again, sometime soon.
              And what do you know?
    I saw a penny later, that same afternoon.
Just a practice piece. What do you think?

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10 Comments
  • Nyla

    Wow! I love how this is telling a whole story and also, your use of having roughly the same syllables in each line makes it so easy to rhyme!! This is beautiful!


    7 months ago
  • nolongeractive

    This is so beautifully done, you have so much talent, and I love how much raw emotion it has!


    7 months ago
  • WrenBirdWrites

    I love this! It's well written and fun! <3


    7 months ago
  • Odyssey

    Great poem :)


    7 months ago
  • SamRose

    I love it! It is such a great idea and the wording is beautiful.


    7 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    I think this is one of the best poems I have seen in a few days. Beautiful!!!!!


    7 months ago
  • SunV

    This is wonderful! I love the rhymes, and the story told.


    7 months ago
  • Starting Anew! (still Coolgirl though)

    Replying: Thank you! XD


    7 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    this is so well done!! the rhymes feel so effortless!


    7 months ago
  • journal.scribbles

    Ooh I love this piece! The rhymes flow so well, and you tell the story of this penny in such a thought-provoking way. Nice job!!


    7 months ago