Wanda Swim Strunk

Mother Of Pearl - Poem by Wanda Swim Strunk

We are two women
Nothing alike
Mother and daughter
In a constant fight

I asked why did she even have me

She sat me down and said:
I wished you into existence
A Woman nothing like myself
Who I always wanted to be

I am like an oyster
Ugly at times with many a flaw
But deep inside I kept the best of me
A creation of awe

You would be perfection
Though an irritation at times
But I polished up my best of me
Into ball that would shine

In order for the world to see
The part I kept hidden, the best of me
You would have to be cut right out of my heart
To set your beauty free

I grow older
My life coming to it’s end
To the world
I send out my most precious gem

The answer is simple
Why I brought you into this world
I am an Oyster
And you are my Pearl

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  • Yasmin Khan (6/28/2013 6:37:00 AM)

    It's an awesome poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

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