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Those Pebbles at the Shore

Updated on August 19, 2013
Sunset Beach, New Jersey
Sunset Beach, New Jersey
The remains of the concrete ship "Atlantus" at Cape May Point, New Jersey.
The remains of the concrete ship "Atlantus" at Cape May Point, New Jersey.

I stood before that ship--it was big,

And I was scared--don't want to swim out to it,

And Mom and Dad would say, "That's right--don't!

Look down here--this beach has pretty diamonds."


I picked up pebbles in my hand--quartz is like

A diamond--you can polish and cut them like

A diamond--reach down here and pick up

Diamonds and other quartz pebbles--scoop up


These stones from upstream. Now that the rivers, creeks

And streams are in my world--I work next to one--

I marvel at the providence that

Tumbles these tiny quartz pebbles into


Such gems. They roll downstream--it's that river, sluice,

The Delaware, that tumbles from Gap to Point

These jewels for families at the shore. They

Look down and--This beach has pretty diamonds!

Cape May Diamonds after being found and polished.
Cape May Diamonds after being found and polished. | Source

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