Poem: If I had a Nickel


Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.


If I had a nickel
for every time I felt brave,
well, I’d be broke.

But if I had a nickel
for every time I trembled
to my core and followed
my heart anyway,
then I’d be rich.

For links to poetry prompts, or if you missed out on what I’m doing for National Poetry Month, check out the first post here.


To end each post, there will be this call to share your own work. Whether it’s something that you write as soon as you finish reading this post, or it’s a poem you’ve posted or had published, place the whole poem in the comments or put a link to it. A brief description before the link will help me process comments faster, so I know they’re not spam.

Also, feel free to share links to poems or spoken word performances by other poets. I hope this month will bring a wide variety of poetry to everyone’s attention. Also, there will be posts on my author Facebook page, a link to which can be found on the right-hand side, that will include spoken word performances and links to work of other poets, which will not appear here.


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      Haha Thanks. Sometimes, it’s a daily struggle. It’s really too bad that facing your fear once wasn’t good enough to conquer that fear for good. 😉

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