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I Am A Clam

Updated on November 21, 2012

I Had No Choice In The Matter

I sit still and I think I have never moved from this tiny little spot

I don't have legs and arms to wave and move about

I am in a shell and feel so alone

My family is close by but they do not see what I see

They are happy being who they are

They call it destiny

I shudder to think this is all there is

I can view the world and see all it's fascinating and breath taking moments

But I am never able to participate

I am only a bystander that has the desire to be someone special

Don't get me wrong I am overjoyed to have the miracle of life that I live

But I know with one chance I can do so much more.

I would never stop to rest

Because I want to enjoy that feeling of my heart beating out of my chest

I would be in the mist of every thought and connected to all others through the whole universe

I would never take no for an answer

I would listen and learn and absorb everything there is like my friends the sponge

I would float and then swim as fast as I can like my friends the fish

My world is as mysterious as the dark green water that goes deep into the world of the unknown

I will always question the world that passed me by

For I am a clam that may just have a pearl that one day can catch your eye

My gifts are a few and my talents are limited but that will never stop me

From being the happiest clam you ever did see


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee One clam can't be alone with so many close friends near by.Special feelings and people are always on my mind.Dim Flaxenwick You have been there done that.I am learning from you .Just years later.As always thanx for sharing.I will try my best to keep you laughing and rolling around in joy.Thanx to you both for brightning my day.Lets go find some more things to make us happy.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      OH I so LOVED reading this. My imagination running riot, reminded me of my hub about living in a biscuit tin. Iwas the only sqyare one. All the other biscuits were round and ignored me.

      This thought of being a clam just cracked me up, at the same time helping me to feel I am not alone in the fruitcake department..

      Long may you reign! Keep writing 'please.....

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful. Voted up and hats off to all happy clams.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      I wonder if I could of also wrote another version of the story about an electric eel electrifying everyone as I pass by,Thanx so much.Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful hubbers here on Hubpages.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      What a wonderful rendition of the meaning "happy as a clam."

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      kj force Each day changes us in some way.Sometimes we see it sometimes we don't.That's what makes life interesting.Thanx so much.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      DREAM ON...Glad to see you're coming out of your "shell"..your writing style of late appears as perhaps you are reflecting on an issue from the past, which may have bearing on the now. We all experience changes as we move through life, this is part of the growing process . Enjoyed the hub..add a grain of sand and you will produce a pearl sooner than you could imagine..


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