A single penny for a thought,
is that really all it’s worth?
A cost that is cheap, unlike the talk,
the babble post-baby’s birth.
You would think that after all this time,
our thoughts would be worth more.
But the more we share what’s on our minds,
the pennies seem to pour.
I wonder what was on the mind,
of the person who came up with this?
The value of thoughts misunderstood,
the mark was surely missed.
A penny for a single thought,
or so the saying goes.
Obviously not a lot has changed,
no matter what the prose.
Maybe it’s best to keep our thoughts,
safe and securely bound.
If thoughts were never shared out loud,
no pennies would be found.
By Sylvia Porter-Hall