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Poetry Friday: Saving Pennies

It has been ages since I have participated in a Poetry Friday. A bit of writer’s block, spring chores and a multitude of other   demands have kept me away. But I have been enjoying everyone’s entries and thought I’d return today with a very short poem I wrote a few years ago. I whipped out this little picture to go with it. Be sure to check out all the other poems in the Poetry Friday Round up, hosted today by the wonderful and immensely creative,  Jama Rattigan: Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

Penny Pinching Sue


 Saving Pennies


Although she tries to save them all,

There’s not much she can do,

For all the pennies run away

From penny-pinching Sue.

Poem and picture by Iza Trapani copyright 2013


About the author

Iza Trapani I am a children's book author and illustrator, fan of Mother Goose and Dr. Seuss, lover of big dogs, aspiring yodeler. When not in my studio, I spend time outdoors and have climbed over many a mountain to see what I could see.

20 Responses to Poetry Friday: Saving Pennies

  1. Pingback: the poetry friday roundup is here! | Jama's Alphabet Soup

  2. jama says:

    This is just too clever, Iza! Love those runaway pennies :).

  3. Tee-hee! Now that’s a clever concept! Those poor pennies getting pinched by naughty Sue. Welcome back, my friend! 🙂

  4. Hahahaha, BBF. That miser Sue! She’s been a mischievous gal. I love her! *wink* Bravo, BBF. Bravo! I know the feeling about having lots of tasks to do. It’s planting season here on the farm, show season, and harvest (strawberries) season all rolled into one. Oops. I forgot hay gettin’ time too. *sigh* It’s a good thing there’s only one more week of homeschool. Or else I thinks I would flip my lid! Gigantic hugs. Millions and billions of hugs dear Iza!

    • Iza Trapani says:

      Yes, BBF it’s a busy time for us farm girls. I don’t know how you do it all! I am glad you like my little miser. I had fun with that. Gazillions of hugs back! xoxo

  5. Ha! Maybe we should hug our pennies instead of pinching them!!

  6. Very fun, Iza! 🙂 I love the idea of pennies running away to avoid being pinched! Very clever 🙂

  7. Such a fun poem and illustration, Iza! The pennies look none to fond of Sue despite her thrifty ways. Thanks for sharing! =)

  8. Seven little pennies, running away
    Sue will have to pinch them some other day!

    Love their coppery little faces, and arms and legs! So very Iza of you.

  9. Hi Iza,
    I always enjoy gazing at your artwork and reading your poems. 🙂

  10. You’re welcome! I’m the one who receives so much pleasure. 🙂

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