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Alabaster Pearls

October 3, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Alabaster pearls
set deep into stone,
We humans want them,
and brake the gray alone.

The cuts we make dig deep
to find what we need,
forgetting that the rock
will gently weep

But no one cares about the marble,
only gems inside,
and kill off
whatever needs to die.


The author's comments:

Sometimes we forget that there are other people besides ourselves.


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on Oct. 18 2014 at 6:13 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

HGaha. ;) :) You're welcome, my friend. :)

on Oct. 18 2014 at 1:19 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks a bunch Emily! I don't think I'd write as much if it weren't for your kind words ^_9 <<<< Monocle guy... lol That was random of me. Anyway, Thanks sooooo much! CX

on Oct. 17 2014 at 8:09 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

:o Yay, another of your epic/wonderful work! :D Haha, sorry for being sooo happy. :D But I really mean it. Your writings are amazing and unique. As I've said before, you are an amazing poetess. One of a kind, and that is wonderful. :) You're also, so creative! I love how you used this idea, to tell or show that sometimes people do forget that their are other people. Congrats on the editor's choice; I'm so proud of you. :) You are just awesome, haha. Thank you, so much! For sharing this, my friend. :)

on Oct. 17 2014 at 1:01 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you so much! I'm glad you could understand it :)

on Oct. 16 2014 at 2:31 am
FlowerPetals BRONZE, Bedford, Texas
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be in this life as a traveler.

This is deep. To me, it's about our human nature of working for what we want and nothing else. I like how you expressed that using stones. 


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