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The Rarest of Things

I gaze at the wind as it blows acorss the grown wheat.
My neck bends down and I stare at the grass beneath my feet.
The thoughts I have go far in the past.
In the time before when there was no grass.
Dreams of how the land was in the time before.
I can imagine how this once was on the ocean floor.

How dark and so cold it must have been.
And all the creatures that lived so deep within.
So many living down in this dark place.
Each life to live in the ocean's fast pace.
Flowing through the currents as a leaf on the wind.
The ocean floor covered with clams that never end.

Seperate individuals that we all are today.
Much similar to the clams that lived here that day.
We all have special minds that we can share.
Not one is alike so special and rare.
Once in a lifetime there's one person we meet.
We can share all with them and it makes us complete.

Once in our lifetime theres a single event.
Like clam that catches a dirt fragment.
We hold on to that feeling with all that we are.
Always lighting our way like a nothern star.
Like the clam that holds one little piece of dirt.
We hold on to the one that gives us comfort.
After some years this clam has a pearl.
As rare as the feelings of love for this man or this girl.

Copyright © Donald Williams

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Hello Donald, Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy your wonderful days ahead . Always & Forever! **LINDA**

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Good poem. *NOTICE: I entered your poetry contest ("What's your emotion today?" or something like that, with my poem called "New Road", cause today i feel adventurous but confused..*

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 6:46:00 AM
    I like this poem Donald.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Dear Donald, I could say a great Metaphor, but I would be deceiving YOU, as I do not know the difference between a metaphor and a simile,or between Ironic and satirical. i was not well(Versed) in English. I spent 3 years in senior high school. I write my comments to what I got from the POEM. In "The Rarest of Things" I see LOVE an Love of nature as YOUR "Wheat, Grass. Ocean floor, and Clams that never end" shows. I was going to wait until after I read "What Lurks With-in before I sent YOU

    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire
    Date: 3/27/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    a SOUP Mail, I will send it in a couple of minutes. Soup Mail Call With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:40:00 PM
    An enjoyable read and love the clam metaphor.

    Williams Avatar Donald Williams
    Date: 3/25/2013 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Suzanne, It was the first thing that came to mind, as pearls are so rare and a special find for those of us lucky to have found one.
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Welcome to poetry soup Donald. I liked this poem, deep and profound thinking . Well done. Anne

    Williams Avatar Donald Williams
    Date: 3/21/2013 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Anne, have a wonderful day.