Three Pennies

I gave you three pennies

that one winter’s morn

when the dancing had finished

and we felt so forlorn.


The first for that kiss

when we were first lovers

ne’er to be broken

lying snug under covers.


The second for our child

for one oh so fair

a cherished little treasure

but not long for this air.


The third for hearts broken

no healing can mend

the depths of despair

and no hope left to lend.


◄ Eternal Relief

The Snowman ►


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Jon Stainsby

Sun 30th Dec 2018 20:23


Thank you so much for your support.


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Sun 30th Dec 2018 20:04

Jon this is truly the most emotive and impassioned piece I have read here at WOL … or in fact anywhere this year.

I am so pleased to have made your acquaintance.
You are a true inspiration to many of us here.

I look forward to reading more of your soul touching musings in the coming year.

A Happy & Healthy New Year my friend

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 30th Dec 2018 13:07

Thank you, Kate.

A Happy New Year to you and yours, too.

<Deleted User> (19913)

Sun 30th Dec 2018 12:18

Hi Jon, the pain of losing a child... Just too much to contemplate. Wonderful as usual.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 30th Dec 2018 11:14

Thank you, David, Kevin and Brian.

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kJ Walker

Sun 30th Dec 2018 10:55

Definitely one of your best.

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Brian Maryon

Sun 30th Dec 2018 10:21

Jon - a classic 19th century feel about it.

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 30th Dec 2018 09:09

Thank you, Anya. ?

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Jon Stainsby

Sun 30th Dec 2018 07:27

Thank you so much, Big Sal and Jane for the comments, and Damon and Don for the 'likes'.

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Sun 30th Dec 2018 05:49

Bravo Jon! Definitely one of your best...profound!?

Big Sal

Sun 30th Dec 2018 01:18

Goddamn buddy it's simply beautiful. Breathtaking in substance, and could bring a tear to an eye.

You are the master of conveying epics in such concise form, Jon.

Best of luck to you in this New Year, and keep up the great work with that metaphorical pen and pad of yours.?

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