Long Moons Ago

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Winter full moon setting over Wellton, Arizona just before daybreak

Long moons ago I had a penny;
I thought it was a lot of money.
I clutched it, saying, “I’m so rich now!”
My father thought that I was funny.
The years have passed, I still count pennies,
But this I count a much greater boon:
To linger near the palms at midnight,
Admiring the fullness of the moon.

Poem © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Money”

Posted on March 7, 2018, in Arizona, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Ahhh yes. We do learn to appreciate the less tangible things in life.

  2. I love this poem! You could be describing my own learning curve, though I have no palms at midnight.

  3. I love the last line particularly

  4. To be able to appreciate palms in the moonlight is real wealth.

  5. I love that second stanza so much! In Canada they have abolished the penny. I miss them.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      In New Zealand a few years ago, I was startled to realize that country had no pennies. It rather annoyed me that an item marked 98 cents cost me a dollar!

      On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  6. Yes. It is much better to gaze at the moon!

  7. kaykuala

    To linger near the palms at midnight,
    Admiring the fullness of the moon.

    A better option and more relaxing to the adult mind, MMT!


  8. Seriously..that’s the only silver penny that makes any sense!

  9. This is so beautifully put MMT. Love that photo too.

  10. We are always richer when we look about us. Sadly there are so many people who a blinded by money.

  11. Money isn’t everything but it can shadow things. As a kid, I used to find a nickel and feel so rich because I could buy 5 pieces of candy! Lol!

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