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Pearls of Wisdom


When it is time for me to pass away
I’ll pack and leave; I dare not overstay.
But ere I drift out slowly with the tide
I’d wish to have my children by my side
To reassure them that we’ll meet again.
And when they saunter down memory lane
A treasure they will find within their mind,
Small pearls of wisdom which I left behind.

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The Creative Collective Anthology Series
Contest hosted by Geraldine Taylor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/6/2019 1:36:00 PM
I see good fatherly heritage in this poem, well penned Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/7/2019 8:56:00 AM
"Fatherly heritage" sounds good, Okonkwo! Thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 8/18/2018 9:20:00 PM
wish you all the best my friend. --It be a very long time before I start thinking that way. Not before I hit 120
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Date: 8/23/2018 1:34:00 PM
Thank you, Al...I salute your positive outlook:) Regards // paul
Date: 7/26/2018 8:59:00 AM
Pearls of wisdom that this heart and soul enjoys reading my very good friend!! A fav and an inspiring treat for me to read and enjoy this fine morn...
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/26/2018 11:56:00 AM
Many thanks to you my friend. Hope you're having a fine day! Regards // paul
Date: 5/3/2018 2:37:00 PM
This is a special one Paul. I enjoyed it :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/3/2018 4:10:00 PM
Thank you Heidi. Lovely comment:) Regards // paul
Date: 4/28/2018 9:08:00 AM
I am sure they will have strands and strands of Paul Pearl. Beautiful poem, Paul. Thank you for sharing. Elaine
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Date: 4/28/2018 9:58:00 AM
Thank you for your delightful comments, Elaine:) Enjoy the weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 4/26/2018 1:29:00 PM
Hello Paul, Your poem has wisdom. Regards Darlene DeBeaulieu
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Date: 4/27/2018 9:03:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene. Let's say it's the wisdom of old age :) Best regards // paul
Date: 4/13/2018 12:40:00 PM
But a fearless and an insightful poet dares inking on a world that transcends our very world of living souls.. Your "pearls of wisdom" are the spitting image of your wisdom. A heartfelt wish and an impressive write!
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/13/2018 1:49:00 PM
Thank ever so much, Besma. Your insightful comments are much appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 4/11/2018 8:29:00 AM
Awwww...So bittersweet. A FAV for sure.
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Date: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments and the fav, Rhoda! It's good to see you back in action:) Regards // paul
Date: 4/9/2018 6:06:00 PM
I really love this one, Paul. I am in a faving mood today and you are my third favorite poem of this day!!
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Date: 4/11/2018 12:20:00 PM
Thank you for liking, and for the fav, Andrea! Regards // paul
Date: 4/4/2018 11:49:00 AM
My wish as well Paul. So beautiful :)
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Date: 4/5/2018 3:04:00 PM
Thank you, Shadow:) Warm regards // paul
Date: 4/3/2018 6:12:00 PM
I wish the same way... magnificent...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 4/7/2018 11:46:00 PM
Your Pearls of Wisdom are the huge diamonds of intelligence... Once again magnificent...
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/5/2018 3:05:00 PM
Many thanks, Pashang. Regards // paul
Date: 3/31/2018 2:51:00 PM
love this touching & beautiful write - a happy easter to you, my friend
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:29:00 PM
Thank you, Jack. Hope you've ben enjoying Easter! Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 10:07:00 PM
Nicely done, Paul, luck in the contest. Have a wonderful Easter Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. Easter has been lovely, and even the fine warm weather has given a helping hand:) Hugs // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 6:39:00 PM
Breathtakingly beautiful Paul.. your touching poem strums my heartstrings delicately and tenderly.. I truly 'feel' this poem with an emotional reaction that wells up within me - exquisite and heartfelt poetry, my friend and I so love your title as well. Warmest wishes always and best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/1/2018 5:56:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. We had a lovely Easter and I truly hope you've enjoyed your Easter as well. Hugs my friend..
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:47:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. I believe you too have been putting aside your 'precious pearls':) Hope you've been having a lovely Easter. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 5:02:00 PM
Excellent Paul..a sincere depiction of thoughts..great ending..best for a win.
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/1/2018 4:44:00 PM
Your comments are appreciated, Vijay...thank you and regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 1:09:00 PM
- A beautiful wish - They will find many pearls and wisdom, Paul - A wonderful legacy :) - Luck in the contest - hugs and lovely Easter // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:43:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise; you are too kind:) Hugs // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 1:07:00 PM
Gorgeous heartfelt penning Paul, a very special piece. Excellent stuff :) xomo
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/1/2018 4:41:00 PM
So glad that you enjoyed it, Maureen...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 11:58:00 AM
Beautiful thinking Paul, sadly that day will come to us all and hopefully not too soon. Happy Easter Tom
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:40:00 PM
I'm in no hurry, Tom:) But can't help thinking about it from time to time!! Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 11:19:00 AM
Beautiful verse with a very powerful message... Good luck in the contest...
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:39:00 PM
Many thanks, Supraja. Best regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 10:27:00 AM
We should always leave something behind... Nicely expressed Paul..
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/1/2018 4:38:00 PM
Yes, S-1...I hope that those we leave behind will inherit something more valuable than earthly wealth. Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 10:03:00 AM
Written with passion, and compassion, beautiful. Best Easter wishes... Mick
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Mick. Hope you've had a happy and blessed Easter. Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 9:26:00 AM
Hello Paul, It's been a while since I dropped over your way. (I have not forgotten you!!) "Pearls of Wisdom" here is a beautifully-rendered rhyme for sure. Best of luck in the contest with this one!! Superb work as always!! Best Easter Wishes, Gary
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/1/2018 4:34:00 PM
Your visits are always welcome, my friend; I know that you are always on the go. Good luck with all your literary projects. Regards // paul
Date: 3/30/2018 9:25:00 AM
What parent doesn't feel this way? We all get to enjoy your "Pearls of Wisdom" Paul and for that I thank you.
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/1/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you, Danny. I am sure we all will have some good to leave behind when our time is up! Regards // paul