Pennies From Heaven – The poem

I wrote this little poem in 1998, in honor of my grandfather, Luther “Bunk” Stringer’s passing. I wrote a story by the same name, and will post it at a later date.

Pennies from Heaven

 I found a penny today,

Just laying on the ground.

But it’s not just a penny,

This little coin I’ve found.

Found pennies come from heaven.

That’s what my Grandpa told me.

He said “Angels toss them down.”

Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an angel misses you,

They toss a penny down,

Sometimes just to cheer you up,

To make a smile out of a frown.

So don’t pass by that penny

When you’re feeling blue;

It may be a Penny from Heaven

That an Angel’s tossed to you.

Copyright © 1998 C Mashburn

The story Pennies From Heaven —> Pennies From Heaven


  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    I’m your biggest fan!!!

  2. Felicia LaQue said

    These are very good. I cant wait to read your books great work.

    • Thank you, Felicia. I think you will enjoy the books, and I appreciate you purchasing them!

  3. Susan said

    Very good, Charlie! Congratulations.

    • Thank you Susan! Good news! I finally snagged a book signing event at the Barnes & Noble here in College Station. Haven’t firmed the date yet, but my foot is firmly in the door! I will start working on other B&N stores immediately. Is there one in Gadsden?

  4. Anita Martin said

    Loved it! I had a penny appear out of nowhere when my father passed away. Keep writing and blogging Charles! It’s soul food for me!

    • I love it! So good to hear from you, Anita. I hope to meet you when I come to Odessa on June 4th for my book signing. Hastings in Odessa, June 4, 2-4PM. Please come and bring ALL your friends!

  5. Always my favorite poem, picked one up the other day. Maybe it was from Great Grandpa Bunk.

    • Thanks Mike! I bet I have found a thousand pennies since I wrote that poem. Still have every one of them, too!

  6. Sweet…

  7. I like the line … to make a smile out of a frown … it is perfect.
    Very nice …

  8. […] one such person. We’ve never met, but last September she asked my permission to include my poem, Pennies From Heaven, in her novel, A Case of Hearts. Of course, I said yes, as I was thrilled someone would want to […]

  9. […] business line that stemmed from one woman’s heartache.  Here is her story on her TEDx Talk. Pennies from Heaven was the poem read towards the […]

  10. Karen F said

    Hello! You probably know that next week, May 23, is National Penny Day. I saw a group that posted part of your poem as a note to include with penny gifts for the national day. I’d like to use part of the poem and of course give you credit (and suggest the same to the group member that posted the poem). If you agree to the usage with credit, should it read “copyright 1998, Charles L. Mashburn” or just “C. Mashburn” as I saw online on a few websites. Thank you!

    • Yes, you may use the poem. Thank you for asking; many don’t bother. But I don’t mind. I know it has comforted many people, and that’s good enough for me. Copyright 1998, C. Mashburn is fine. That’s how I sign all my stuff.

  11. Love this poem. May I use this on an etched and woodburned items to sell?

    • You certainly may use my poem. It’s been used by many, and I’m blessed each time I see it. Some ask permission, and some don’t. I appreciate those that do, but don’t begrudge those that don’t. I never dreamed this simple little poem would spread all over the world. If possible, place my name at the bottom of the poem. “C Mashburn” is fine.

      • Thank you, I certainly will. I can send you one of the items for Free, if you would like.

        Thank you, Melissa🐝 🌹@Odds N Ends Treasures
        ONE TREASURE at a time 🌻💜

      • I would love to have one! Get in touch with e when you have one available.

    • Did you send me a Facebook friend request recently? I tend not to accept requests from people I don’t know, or don’t know any of my other friends. If you did and still want to, send it again

      • Ok… Yes, i believe I did. Sorry, could not figure out how to get to messages.

      • Okay. I just didn’t want yu to think I was ignoring you. I typically don’t accept friend requests from folks I don’t know. One has to be careful these days.

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