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The Pearls Within

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The Pearls Within

Inside every one of us
There is a little pearl,
Deposited at birth, like genes,
To every boy and girl.

It nestles in the recesses
And all it does is wait.
Unlike the oyster’s, it won’t grow
When problems irritate.

The human pearl responds to joy
And praise, support and love.
It varies based on challenges
And those we rise above.

It’s nurtured even though most folks
Don’t know that it is there.
Perhaps such knowledge would prevent
So much of life’s despair.

That beauty tucked inside of us
Appears when it is bidden;
Yet sadly, there are many pearls
That destiny keeps hidden.


March 8, 2013

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  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Ilene, , a nice winning poem, Congrats~SKAT

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:05:00 PM
    wow, yours is a great message poem, Ilene. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Many Congrats Ilee i just love this one, hugs xx

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Ilene a great message in your poem. Congratulation on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 5:48:00 PM
    So very true, very thoughtful poem, Ilene, congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Ilene, a nice winning poem... many congrats :-).... always & forever* PD

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Congratulations Ilene . Donna.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:16:00 PM
    To alliterate Ilene, you are the Queen of the Quatrain and I love your metaphor and twist that it grows from the positive--wonderful thoughts!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Congrats Ilene on your win xxx

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:54:00 PM
    I guess we all have a lifetime to free our own pearls aye? Sometimes we get help, sometimes we don't but in the end that is our job. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:19:00 AM
    Ilene this poem touched me in so many ways. I love pearls and the joy you get from wearing them. I loved the way you have converted our feelings and emotions to this beautiful gem. Last verse very moving. God Bless Pam x

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Ilene, this poem is sincerely deeply moving and one I hope to come back to for a few more reads. There's simply too much here to take it all in in just one breath. And PS: MANY THANKS for your kind thoughts regarding "Waiting for the Dust to Settle." So glad you enjoyed as much as I enjoy this one - REALLY): Cheers, Terry

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Havn't found mine, yet. You have that delightful gift of converting nearly everything to poetry!

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Wow, Ilene a joy to read. The meter is excellent. It flowed so well. Best wishes in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Very nice... makes one think! Terry

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 10:57:00 PM
    I agree with Tim....I need my "Ilene fix" as well...Loved the theme of this write. Very beautiful and charming. Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Had to drop by to get my 'Ilene fix' again...The simple yet deep wisdom in your poems is very addictive, you know!...No matter what the subject, for some reason I always find it very calming and soothing...Thanks my friend - Tim