**Topic* empty penny jars

by Kimberly Bare

Grandpa's room
was dark and gloomy
yet filled with treasures
well beyond the comprehension
of a toddler's mind.

Sitting on the edge of my seat
while learning of all the
adventures his life had shown
and the people he had known.

Remembering that
I would walk away in disappointment
that he hadn't had some change to spare.

Took me years to realize
that though the penny jars
were empty,
his heart was always full.


Author's Note: Many thanks to the lovely Alaina Schneider for the topic!

Posted on 12/15/2003
Copyright © 2022 Kimberly Bare

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Britt Zimmerman on 12/16/03 at 02:15 AM

awww I love this!

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 12/18/03 at 05:57 PM

how very touching.

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 06/30/04 at 06:22 PM

this is very sweet...great contrasts.

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