Pearls.

How precious, how fragile,
how fleeting we are.
Our days evaporated
into precious drops of memory.
Pearls from the sea of time.

How stubborn, how hardy,
how buoyant we are.
Surfing the breakers of life,
fighting the current, keeping afloat.
Riders on the waves.

How selfish, how puffed up,
how self deluding we are.
Setting our own price,
elbowing forward, putting on airs, .
Peacocks without tails.

How clever, how resourceful,
how inventive we are.
Making beauty from chaos,
weaving new pathways, scattering joy.
Fragments of creation.

How needy, how hesitant,
how tentative we are.
Seeking approval, reaching out,
wondering why.
Children looking for a home.

How gentle, how fervent,
how kindly we are.
Giving relief in hardship ,
ease from misery, respite from pain.
Bearers of those in need.

How cruel, how deadly,
how relentless we are.
Flailing in anger, spreading hate,
laying waste to the unknown.
Destroyers of innocence.

How precious, how fragile,
how fleeting we are.
Our lives evaporated
into precious drops of memory.
Pearls from the sea of time.
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