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A Gemstone's Secret

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A Gemstone's Secret

Crystal clear pearls of the earth                                                                                 light passing through all the colors                                                                        Growing rainbows in dark mines                                                                                 true grit’s face swallowing one hue                                                                        growing glow reflects another                                                                             Iridescent individuals of time                                                                                    gems of their own ambience                                                                                beautiful yet unclear crystals                                                                                    sharing lovely colors but most                                                                                   greedily hold on to one vibrantly                                                                                   So the next time you admire one                                                                            earth’s rocky pearls from the enclosed                                                                         The beauty displayed is not being totally true                                                                The color seen is held captive by another                                                                        *                                                                                                                      *        by John Beam  for METAPHOR: CRYSTAL 3/12/2014

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