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What Are the Odds?

I spend 3-4 days a week in College Station, and I try to get in at least one three-mile walk a day–more if I can. I sometimes take those walks in one of the many beautiful parks, but more often than not, I walk the Highway 6 access road right outside the RV park we stay in. On my walk this morning, I was thinking about my poem, Pennies From Heaven, and lo and behold, I glanced down, and there was  a penny beside the road; kind of an odd place to find one, although I’ve found them in stranger places. Of course, it made me smile, and I even thought to take a picture of it before picking it up. When I reached the mile and a half turn-around spot, I was quite shocked to see another penny on the shoulder of the road. What are the odds?

Pennies from Heaven

a pennie (3) 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.

a penny too (4)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


If your interested, here’s a link to the  story, Pennies From Heaven .

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Just the Facts, Jack!

A poem I wrote in 1998—Pennies From Heaven—has traveled the world, via the Internet, and it gives me great joy to know it has been a comfort and source of peace to many who’ve read it.

It also amazes me when someone wants to point out that the poem isn’t Biblical; some going as far as to claim it is downright blasphemous. Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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