Have you ever found a coin! What did you spend it on?
I found a quarter on the sidewalk. Boy, am I excited! I’m feeling mighty, mighty rich and I don’t plan to hide it.
I think I’ll buy a baseball. Hmmmm. I don’t have quite enough. Instead I’ll buy a rag doll. Boy, this shopping stuff is tough.
Okay, I’ll buy a pizza. No, I’m still a little shy. How ’bout a bag of onion rings? Well, it was worth a try.
I’ve searched for half the day now for one thing I can afford, and now I have to tell you that I’m growing rather bored.
I guess I’ll buy some gumballs so that I can finally end it. It’s amazing how long a quarter lasts when you can’t afford to spend it.
Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019
Illustration from Pixabay.
1. The kid in this poem doesn’t find it easy to spend their quarter as it’s not enough for a lot of the things they’d like to buy. But they still end up with something very valuable. What do you think it is?
What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems
written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.
It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.