A Pearl Of Irritation Poem by Linda Winchell

A Pearl Of Irritation

Rating: 2.9

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.

Ivan Ng 01 November 2008

Splendid metaphor! Oyster is like a man's struggles...we can turn them into pearls over time if we will just understand the lessons that they can teach. One of the better poems I've read on this site. Keep writing! You have a natural talent for making words sound beautiful.

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Tj Becker 02 November 2008

an awesome poem to read today, I'm dealing with an irritation and think I handled it badly. This made me see that. Inspiring poem great flow and creativity

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profound, deep thought 10

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Sathyanarayana M V S 10 November 2008

Great thought. Great concept Great message. Great poem. .......10.........

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Ron Flowers 15 November 2008

You offer pearls of wisdom. A fine poem, Linda. Ron

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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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Linda Winchell

Linda Winchell

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