Zumwalt Poems Online

the wreck of goodwill

the wreck of goodwill

every dime counted
seemed to count itself
but the pennies were the trouble spot
and the cost of all goodwill.

— Zumwalt (1998)

Comments on: "the wreck of goodwill" (12)

  1. Excellent verse about our common failing to “pinch pennies”, causing much unncessary negativity and friction! Thank you for such a pointed reminder about the troubles fretting over money causes in this world.


  2. such a wry little package, this poem is…behind brevity, there it lays, a smirk and a nod and sad shaking of heads…


  3. Power-packed message!


  4. I liked this, so much said with so few words. Right on.


  5. Boy, those were the days, when a dime counted and pennies had something besides nostalgic value. I note that a ride on the horse at the grocery store still costs one cent!


  6. i have been gone for a while now, but i am back now, wonderful poetry, i always learn a lot from your poems and the way you create!! wooww!!! 🙂


  7. So brilliant and witty! I’d love to nominate you for the Reader Appreciation Award.


  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

    So much in so little. Very clever.


  9. Hi, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:


  10. So many pennies, so little time…
    “Been ? What ? Nearly a year now?
    Hurry Back…
    ~Happy New Year~


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