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Coins From Heaven (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: I grew up hearing that whenever you found coins on the ground, it was a departed loved one trying to tell you something important, or to encourage you along during rough times.]

I grew up with the belief

that dropped pennies were messages

                of encouragement from my grandmother

                while nickels on the ground became tokens

                of proud recognition from my grandfather

The other day I stepped outside

                to cry in quiet frustration amid the rain

                and found six cents at rest near my feet         


                I whispered gratitude to both of them

                as sunlight glittered between the clouds

                and smiled through my tears


9 thoughts on “Coins From Heaven (A Poem)

  1. Beautiful and sentimental…what a lovely belief. Things our parent taught us, even if not 100% scientific, can comfort us in moments of sadness and strife…decades later, they are still comforting…You told it so well too, Joyce:)

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    1. They are indeed comforting, and it is nice just how many things can do that–by reminding us of loved ones. I’m glad I was able to do a good job in sharing it. ^_^


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