Floyd the Coin Collector

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I’m Floyd, the coin collector.
It’s coins that I collect.
I’m really not too finicky
with which ones I select.

I like collecting pennies;
they’re all I get sometimes.
But often I get nickels, too,
and frequently it’s dimes.

I’ll gladly keep a dollar coin,
a quarter, or a pound.
I’d even save a rupee
or a ruble that I found.

A euro here, a guilder there,
a peso or a franc;
I’ll happily collect them all
and put them in the bank.

My hobby is a simple one;
it’s not the least bit strange.
And all you have to do to help
is give me all your change.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, List Poems


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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