Nicole Anne Sia

Freshman - 555 Points (August 8,1998)

The Rarest Jem - Poem by Nicole Anne Sia

I was on a mission
To find the rarest jem.
I gathered all my friends
And told my plan to them.

They all agreed with me
And thought they’d get their share.
I just nodded my head
But inside I wont dare.

At first, we had to pass
A dark, gloomy forest.
One lighted a candle
To lessen its darkness.

And then we had to cross
A deep, dangerous sea.
And so we built a boat
And crossed the sea safely.

Lastly, we had to climb
Up to the mountains peak.
But when we reached the top,
I slipped and I felt weak.

I heard my friend saying:
“Grab on, and we’ll pull you.”
And they did as they’ve said
And saved my life, too.

We have searched everywhere
But it was not around.
The jem we’re looking for
Was no where to be found.

I heard a little voice
Saying softly to me:
You found them all along
They were surrounding thee.”

“All these friends around you
These ‘rarest jems’ you sought,
Can’t be found anywhere
Can’t easily be bought.”

I felt a little shame
For having that ‘bad creed’
And I then realized
I now have what I need.

Topic(s) of this poem: friend, friendship

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem years back (2012) when our teacher told us to do a project on friendship.

Comments about The Rarest Jem by Nicole Anne Sia

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (6/20/2015 4:23:00 AM)

    the value of friends and friendships sometimes are worth to live for. Well done Nicole (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (3/23/2015 2:14:00 PM)

    A piece of elegance, well articulated and nicely penned with insight. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A good friend is almost the equal of a family. I concur with your conviction. A friend in need is certainly a rare gem. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    Nicole Anne Sia (3/24/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    Thank you for that feedback. No gem is worth more than true friends, I believe. Sure, I shall read that. ;)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 23, 2015

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