An Ode to Penny Candies

When I was young,
once upon a time
I took my pennies
to the five and dime.

And there before me,
in such spendid array,
were candies galore
if I could pay.

Lined up by the dozens
wrapped in colorful papers
Were Red Hots and Black Jack,
Wax Lips, Necco Wafers!

There was Taffy, and Whoppers,
Double Bubble and Black Jack,
a Gazillion Gobstoppers,
and Chicklets by the pack

Tootsie Rolls and Teabury,
Mallo Bars, Chick-O-Sticks,
I grabbed all I could carry
and ran home to get sick.

All artwork and text copyright 2007 popartdiva.com


  1. bella2:14 AM

    Mallow bars? OH YUM! Awesome poem and it really made me realize just how sweet we had it back then (pardon the pun)...

  2. Pretty good pun though! Yup, those were the "good old days" huh?


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