Alabaster Pearls (Take Two)

July 24, 2017
By Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Bronwyn-Sophronia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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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 break the gray alone.

The cuts we make dig deep
to find just what we need,

forgetting that the rock we hold
will gently weep

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

When we toss away
The carved out piece of rock

Their screams are drowned out,
Shut off, sealed with a lock.

Little do we know,
Think, or understand,
That what we do leaves others
Hanging by a strand.

Thread wisps from their lungs,
A wretched stream of breath,
And after years of trying,
Some choke to death.

But there are a many stones
Whose prize grows back
Brighter, stronger,
And without a thing to lack.

Their pride increases,
They learn to carve themselves
Into masterpieces
To place on higher shelves

When they find their niche,
They learn to love again
Despite the cavern
We have left within.

Bursting like a seed
Their talents blossom forth
Taking on a challenge
That drug them through the floor.

Some rocks write
And others simply smile
Because they know
Every rock has their own mile.


The author's comments:

I am rewriting my poems about depression, because I have finally gotten through it. So, here is Alabaster Pearls, take two. 


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on Oct. 6 2017 at 11:14 pm
Veerangana DIAMOND, New Delhi , Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Grind the grind before the grind grinds you"

This is an amazing poem with an apt title. I love your poetry! :) :))


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