The Extraordinary Kindness Of An Oyster Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

The Extraordinary Kindness Of An Oyster

Rating: 5.0


She is lying hidden
Inside a pear-shaped shell
A rough, rock-hard outside
So porcelain white inside
A safe haven
For a delicate life.

Out of the blue
In the Pacific Ocean
So blue
Someone forced its way
In the oyster's sheltered territory

The invader
Is like a splinter
It pricked her plump body
That is so soft
And slimy.

Yet, the invader
Was never ejected by the oyster
Instead it was coated
And treated
With warmness
And kindness.

The kind gesture
Turned into an exquisite treasure
A gem so marvelous
A pearl so precious.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: character
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 07 November 2018

FOUR: A briliant poem, you started with her, refined and constantly built up to the height of beauty, an enchanting appearance, the poem is wonderfully worded. Hats off for you, while I make a deep bow, Mrs. Juan-Austen, you are as a poetess like the angel in paradise, so sweet and so wise, I have respect for the long journey that have made my pearls, and for the poet who created the possibility for it. Grandest worded, sublimest

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Akhtar Jawad 21 March 2018

An amazing poem, well wrote Rose Marie Juan Austin.

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Glad you liked it, Akhtar. Much appreciated.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 13 February 2018

It's a precious piece of work! The beauty of this poem lies in the first stanza! All lines are meaningful! ....The underlying philosophy of your poem is just immaculate Rose, thanks for sharing....10

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 13 February 2018

Thank you Dr. Dillip for the wonderful comment. Your visit is much appreciated.

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Anjandev Roy 13 June 2022

This is an outstanding piece.....enjoyed it....thank u dear poetess....

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A gem so marvelous A pearl so precious. A poetic gem, indeed! Thank you my friend Rose....10

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 September 2021

2) I have surely enjoyed each time I reread this gem, this Masterpiece, my dear great Poetess!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 September 2021

Of course my dear great Poetess, in my previous comments/responses, while writing I had not put my 10. Now it is 5 Stars full on Top, AND to my Favourites. Truly a gem of a poem, about that precious perfect pearl

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Kevin Patrick 24 September 2021

An astoundingly beautiful work! So delicate and crafted it tskes a true poet to find something as common as an oyster and trenscend it into a detailed work of art. I wish i could write like this! ! Well done Rose Marie

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

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Laoag City, Philippines
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