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A Pearl Of Irritation

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An oyster first forms a pearl
from the irritation of a single grain of sand.
It's never placed by mistake inside you see
it was placed by God's gentle Loving hand.

Like so many things in man's own life
those irritants that we sometimes feel.
No different than the oysters grain of sand
but to us, much more irritating to deal.

God places these grains of sand in our lives
in-order that we all might learn.
To form the pearls we need to form
to place in the crowns, of which we've earned.
Roseann Shawiak 03 September 2014
Beautiful and enlightening poem Linda. Nice even flowing rhythm throughout the poem, wonderful message, a soothing arrangement of words, poetically. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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Constance K Yost 24 October 2010
Hello, Have read a few of your poems and like them very much. 'Pearl' and 'Daddy's chair' are real standouts! I will thank Gayle for telling me about your work. CY
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Shirley Hanley 22 December 2009
Linda, I couldn't agree more. Beautifully said.
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Rachel Butler 07 November 2009
'In-order that we all might learn. To form the pearls we need to form' Rachel Ann Butler
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Kesav Easwaran 24 October 2009
novel concept Linda...wonderfully brought in words allegorically...thanks...10
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Danzen D. 20 November 2008
It is not a person's choice to see but it is his choice to share. Thank you for that Ma'am Linda!
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Sulaiman Mohd Yusof 15 November 2008
Hi Linda, what a thought of a man..............blissfully men are the pearls for women to treasure.........a priceless gift! ! ! Great writes Linda.
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Ron Flowers 15 November 2008
You offer pearls of wisdom. A fine poem, Linda. Ron
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Sathyanarayana M V S 10 November 2008
Great thought. Great concept Great message. Great poem. .......10.........
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profound, deep thought 10
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