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Why She Was A Copper Penny MAG

October 7, 2015
By VandalSpirit DIAMOND, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
VandalSpirit DIAMOND, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
51 articles 9 photos 185 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of Gods great love, we are not consumed. His compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

She was found in a gutter,
in the trash,
at the bottom of an old piggy bank.
No one could remember where they placed her;
neatly tucked into the crevices of
old scraggly sidewalks
in desperate need of repair.
Her whole being was covered
in dust and grime,
shielded from the sun, from sound,
and the smell of flowers.
She was thrown in the tip jar,
but even the waitress forgot about her.
She wasn’t worth quite enough.
She was stuffed between couch cushions
and when mothers took the time to look between,
they would find her
and throw her back.
Dented and bruised, calloused,
her frame was crooked
and disfigured.
And on a Sunday in July,
she was buried beneath the grass
where she felt
little tiny fingers wrapped around her.
The child wiped off the muck
to figure when she was made.
She couldn’t remember when she was made,
she only remembered being broken.
The child held her up to the sun
and she felt the first warmth she had felt
in decades.
Holding her close, the child whispered,
“I have been searching for someone like you
for so long.”

The author's comments:

This is actually based off an experience I had during a time of insane insecurity when all the guys I had dated told me I was bad with kids. I went to Guatemala and every place we went, children would just single me out of a crowd to come up and hug me. It was an experience that gave me so much more confidence.

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on Nov. 17 2015 at 12:38 pm
AppleJacks_801 SILVER, West Valley, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Fall seven times, get up eight.

I really like how you worded this. I think that you can do a lot with your writing. I hope that you have more you will write. Look forward to reading more of your work.