a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Grain of Sand

A grain of sand
is such a bother
scratching 
between my shells 
like a wayward child
you are coated with love
and 
mother-of-pearl

You leave
crafted with layers
of beauty
knowing 
underneath 
it all
is just
a grain of sand

13 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, hard to believe at heart a pearl is just a grain of sand!

Marty Damon said...

A pearl of a poem.

Yes, I'm sorry. I just couldn't help myself.

Björn Rudberg said...

much like growing... underneath it's just that seed, the grain of sand.

Sandra said...

good one and i think my son is a grain of sand but so far i have not turned into a pearl. LOL... i am more a diamond, hard hearted Hannal the diamond

R.K. Garon said...

Bravo! clap, clap, clap :-)
ZQ

Grace said...

It is an amazing transformation ~ From sand to pearl ~

Lynne said...

Difficult to believe that a pearl emerges from a grain of sand . . .
Poetic becomes you Gail . . .

manicddaily said...

One of those crazy beauties of nature--thanks! k.

LindaG said...

Both nicely done, Gail. ♥

Sumana Roy said...

whatever the bother patience is always equivalent to beauty..a lovely poem :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's true though. From tiny things comes greatness. Or beauty.

Jim said...

Aren't kids precious jewels!
..

DesertHen said...

Amazing what a tiny grain of sand turns in to!

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