(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

100,000 Pennies

I broke into the bank on Sunday,
You should see the money I got.
I couldn't drag it home 'til Monday,
'Cause it sure weighed an awful lot.

Then I sat down to count it,
And much to my surprise,
A whole lotta little brown, little round coins,
Rolled out before my eyes

Chorus:
I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies,
Not a solitary dollar or a dime,
And I don't believe there's many,
Rich men with a problem like mine.

And I don't think this is any
Kind of ending to a perfect crime.
I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies,
And I'm spendin' it a penny at a time!

Now a steak sure would taste delicious,
And I've forgot how a beer would feel,
But the man just might get suspicious,
If I gave him eight hundred pennies for a meal.

So I guess I'll just weigh myself again,
And buy me another stick of gum,
I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, Lord!
And I'm livin' like a penniless bum!

Chorus:
I've got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies,
Not a solitary dollar or a dime,
And I don't believe there's many,
Rich men with a problem like mine.

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ve got a hundred thousand dollars worth of pennies, Not a solitary dollar or a dime, And I don't believe there's many, Rich men with a problem like mine. a great poem. imagination. tony
Light and pleasant! Thanks for sharing!
To weigh yourself in life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
This is a beautiful poem on pennies and rich men with problem having brilliant expression.
Refreshingly fresh and witty, loved reading it.
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