Pennies in the Pocket

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Pennies in the pocket
A sweet rattle that soothes many a mind
It buys you a piece – bread and bed
It makes men mill around you until you get tired
It is a necessary evil which you cannot shed.

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Pennies play the devil
Bringing all evil to the life’s anvil!
People lie and cheat
Thieve and fabricate
All to hear the pennies in their pockets jingle.
Even the hard working and honest
Need these pennies to their lives to manifest!

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It buys milk and Hashish
With equanimity that belies its crassitude.
Silk and diamond abound
Where in sacks it is found!

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Monk and the maid equally seek
The pennies to assuage their needs so to speak.
It gets you houses and vast lands.
It amasses all luxury with no bounds.

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Icecreams it buys but cannot stifle the agrieved soul’s scream.
Oft it greases the palm that favours you out of slight
But never can it tease a grasp of strength in times of stressful plight.

Bed of silk it furnishes but cannot give the love while your mother’s bosom you milk
The delicacy of caviar at your bedside with wine in a glass that shines it places
But no clanking will the joy of your head on the shoulders of your lover it graces.

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A pint of drink your lonely self it buys but cannot elicit delightful laughter over a shared meal.
Wheels to traverse the globe the promising pennies acquire
But the soulful communion with nature while you trot the streets they cannot procure.

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Pennies in the pocket
A sweet rattle that soothes many a mind
It buys you a piece – bread and bed
It is a necessary evil which you cannot shed.

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