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One Unexpected Use of Pearls

Updated on August 9, 2017
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Charmaine is a poet and freelance writer who offers a Cartomancy service. Charmaine loves ideas and using a holistic approach to life.

One Unexpected Use of Pearls
One Unexpected Use of Pearls | Source

A Sword of Pearls….

I grew up last week.

I was blind-sighted,

and I didn’t know

Until the string of pearls decided.

I am sorry the author’s name

has vanished from my being.

But not the footprints,

he left on my soul seeing.

A light was left emblazing,

upstaging a hidden bias,

that propelled,

the centre of my motivation reliance.


I assume peace and harmony

is the place to be,

as it is the proper nature,

of us feeling free.

Yet, this is my idea of coping

with the hurt of the fight,

which burns the speaker,

and cinders the receiver alight.

There are different ways to be.

Some relationships are

a surface of smoothness,

yet, below, antagonisms exist.

Some swipe, tease and stab,

using their sword of words and logic,

casting a ruined surface.

Yet, below, all is in accord.

It’s hard to refrain,

When we are challenged

by our values.

We want to say what is on our minds.

My bias is to seek harmony,

in place of the fight.

But this is my value,

not necessarily, yours.

The Sword of Words and Logic
The Sword of Words and Logic | Source

So, what do we do?

We make it okay

to be where we are,

choosing to escape or embrace.

Cause, too much peace,

is control and suffocation.

Cause, too much fighting,

is standing up for oneself suasion.

In a one to one stance,

I choose not to fight,

unless I must,

to not be hurt by your delight.

If you continue to fight,

because it is your thrill,

I will decide,

to respond or walk the hill.

I know we all need a sword,

we need to learn how to swipe it,

in order to defend,

and protect, but not to annihilate.

Where lay your string of pearls?

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© 2017 Threekeys


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      Threekeys 4 months ago from Australia

      Im glad you enjoyed this poem. Cheers, eric:)

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is really a good piece. I like the style you have.

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      Threekeys 4 months ago from Australia

      Cheers Gypsy Rose. All the best to you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most wonderful poetry.

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      Threekeys 4 months ago from Australia

      Gracious and kind of you Caroline. Thankyou for reading my poem.

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      Caroline Marie 4 months ago

      This poem is very beautiful. I love pearls and you gave them a unique meaning.