POEMS: OYSTER AND THE PEARL

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There once was an oyster whose story I tell,

who found that some sand had got into his shell.

It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain,

for oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.

Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
that brought him to such a deplorable state?

Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
and claim that the sea should have given him protection?

No – he said to himself as he lay on a shell,
since I cannot remove it I shall try to improve it.

Now the years have rolled around, as the years always do.
and he came to his ultimate destiny, a stew.

And the small grain of sand that had bothered him so,
was a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.

Now the tale has a moral, for isn’t it grand
what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand?

What couldn’t we do if we’d only begin,
with some of the things that get under our skin?

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  1. Reblogged this on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog and commented:

    from an older post, enjoy 🙂

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