The Pearls Within

Written by: ilene bauer

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