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Pearl, For people enduring inescapable pain

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Pearl, For people enduring inescapable pain

For people enduring inescapable pain, especially for my husband

 

"Pearls are formed inside the shell of certain mollusks as a defense mechanism against a potentially threatening irritant such as a parasite inside the shell, or an attack from outside that injures the mantle tissue." (Wiki..)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl

 

A shell endures pain for a long time, and produce a beautiful peal. 

Peals are very precious in the Bible. The merchant of the Bible sells everything to buy a pearl.  

You are so precious and so beautiful because I know you have been suffering and enduring for a long time. You still have much pain which you cannot escape from. I can't stop crying, because I can't do anything for you.

You are physically weaker but more kind and understanding than before. You can feel for people's weakness more than before. You know how to comfort me and others.   That is the real strength not everyone can obtain. 

I know one day your pain will go.This is the hope we are waiting for. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/30/2017 11:59:00 AM
A very beautiful article, remember happiness and grieve are part of life(show my poem everything doesn t happen as we want it to your husband), remember differnet type of pains took different amount of time to heal but eventually only a memory is being left, when you re in pain you can also understand other peoples pain,
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Felicia Jarvis
Date: 5/30/2017 11:37:00 PM
I wrote this poem several moth ago. I didn't know much about English poetry that time. But, my theme of poetry is beauty produced from suffer since I started poetry. Beauty means ability to understand or feel other's pain. But I believe, still it is very difficult to comfort suffering people. In many cases, we can only listen to them when they express their pain.
Date: 2/15/2017 7:55:00 PM
Great! Your message beautifully conveys how considerate you are of your husband's pain.
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Felicia Jarvis
Date: 2/19/2017 8:19:00 AM
Thank you, Osamu.