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My precious gem

Maybe someday I will learn
That for some things you cannot earn
Without dropping a piece of gem
Just to pay the unnecessary aid
Of a supposed-to-be lonesome war
If only I tackled things a little more raw
Surely I wouldn’t be now pale and lame
If only I obeyed the signs
My wild ego wouldn’t be made so tame
Yes, if I hadn’t chosen pleasure over treasure
Even when I knew the signs didn’t bode well
My soul wouldn’t be feeling so unwell
If then I had frowned for the crown
Surely, today my smile wouldn’t appear crooked
Maybe it’s time I learn’t to learn
That with this pain I can gain
The same things I hope to earn 
Without any mutual aid
Only with the plans I already laid 
Just to keep my precious gem.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2008 12:51:00 PM
    I love this poem and the message that rides within the poem. Thank you for your comments. Chris.

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 12:43:00 PM
    There is much wisdom in your words here. For we all learn by making mistakes, do we not? It seems you have come to appreciate and realize what is precious after all. Some never do. Wonderful write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 12:20:00 PM
    Nice poem!