A Pearl in You


In a faraway land, a merchant found a precious pearl
He happily sold everything and traveled a long distance
To buy the tiny fruit from a little shell

The shell endured for several years to form the pearl
The beauty resulted from pain by a splinter 
Its noble radiance made his heart swirl

He sacrificed everything but gained true satisfaction
Its modest and elegant beauty was priceless
Its long lasting value never saw deterioration

I found a far more valuable pearl shining in pure white
Growing along with your pain, down in your soul
Reflecting the brightest light in your darkest part

Your sympathy, understanding and strength
These are lasting rewards from your struggle
With tears from pain, you hold onto hope and truth

13th April 2017

To my loving husband who is suffering from fibromyalgia

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/30/2017 2:25:00 PM
Beautiful and moving! Congrats on your win, Felicia. Janice
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Felicia Jarvis
Date: 5/1/2017 2:07:00 AM
Thank you, Janice.
Date: 4/30/2017 5:18:00 AM
congrats Felicia on 2nd place good story line hugs
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Felicia Jarvis
Date: 4/30/2017 5:25:00 AM
Thank you very much, Shadow.
Date: 4/30/2017 4:05:00 AM
Congratulations on having won the second ranking in the contest for this poem of yours! You largely deserve it.
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Felicia Jarvis
Date: 4/30/2017 4:18:00 AM
Thank you, Osamu. I am so glad and appreciate that the judge of the contest valued inner strength in the hiros.