A poem I've always liked.

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My dad gave me one dollar bill​
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny​
'Cause two is more than one!​
* *​
And then I took the quarters​
And traded them to Lou​
For three dimes -- I guess he don't​
That three is more than two!​
* *​
Just then, along came old blind Bates​
And just 'cause he can't see​
He gave me four nickels for my three​
And four is more than three!​
* *​
And I took the nickels to Hiram​
Down at the seed-feed store,​
And the fool gave me five pennies for​
And five is more than four!​
* *​
And then I went and showed my dad,​
And he got red in the cheeks​
And closed his eyes and shook his​
Too proud of me to speak!​
SMART by Shel Silverstein​

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