I found a shiny penny just the other day.
Often in the past I would have looked away.
It is only a penny, someone would say to me.
But now it’s the start of a fun activity.
When there are fifty, I can fill a roll.
Collecting more and more will be my goal.
Rolls become dollars and that is so sweet.
I’ll keep my eyes open as I walk down the street.
I look at my rolls often as they pile up high.
Wondering when I get enough, what will I buy?
Or will I keep saving each penny I collect.
Waiting to find another one when I least expect.
The penny is much more important to me now.
Every time I find one, I’ll probably say “wow!”
The pennies that I gather will help a roll to fill.
Enough of them together, may pay a sudden bill.
Let’s not look at a penny anymore with disdain.
But raise it to a higher level and let it reign.
For the penny, shiny or dull, can take us far,
If we’re patient and willing, to see it as a star.