Thursday, July 9, 2015

One Cent, One Man



A five cent
Ain't worth shit,
But it's worth
More than a two cent.

A two cent
Ain't worth shit,
But it's worth
More than a one cent.

A one cent
Ain't worth shit
But it's worth
More than....
Nothing?

But if I collected
Them all, building them
Higher than a pyramid
I might be able
To by something
Decent, something
Valuable.

One cent is pretty much
Nothing, but if
I have five hundred
Of them I can
Buy myself a drink.

A single many may
Not effect change
But a thousand men
Can turn the tide,
A million men can
Demand change.

A Once cent may
Not be worth
Anything but I'll
Keep it and add
It to the others
In my possession.


Image Credit: KRMG

14 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Brilliant read, well done.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Yes, great metaphor. Great poem.

Moonie said...

one cent can do much in the hands of the right individual. A powerful piece.
One typo in the 4th stanza- "builing" = "building"

cheers

Gillena Cox said...

that coin, unassuming in it nature and status is well accounted for in your poem Kim

have a good Sunday

much love...

Nataša Dolenc said...

good point.. we don't value one cent, but in hands of another it can change much.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love the usage of metaphor here.. brilliant write :D

C.C. said...

Love the optimism inherent in this poem.

brudberg said...

And if just the one percent could be decent and share some cents.... change could come.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

One voice like one cent....we build on them....fabulous poem!

Mary said...

Good thinking. A lot of small things add up. Some people don't realize that, but you do. Like the tone of this poem & its message!

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

It is amazing how much one person can do if they set their mind to it. Great message in this poem.

Sumana Roy said...

a good point made...many ignores how one is so valuable...

R.K. Garon said...

Haha ...and yes I still pick them up off the ground and put them in my jar :-)
Nice piece... that's my 2 cents worth :-)
ZQ

G L Meisner said...

Yes we must stand together to create change.

 
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