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A Grain of Sand - A Pearl

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Shimmering Dawn is passionate about poetry, and she enjoys writing poetry, especially romantic poetry.

Friendship - A Grain of Sand That Becomes a Pearl

Like everyone, I love making friends, however I am not very outgoing or over friendly to begin with. Friendships are rare and precious to me. It is like a small insignificant grain of sand from a huge beach, which is chosen to become a pearl, This tiny grain enters an oyster unwittingly perhaps and becomes a pearl in time. We come into contact with hundreds of people in our lives, but it is one single individual who some how touches our lives and makes it beautiful. To make friends is a huge commitment. I generally watch a person, study him/her for a time and only then let them into my life. I am not too friendly in a way, but once I have found a friend I faithful to the end... I will always be there for them, no matter what. That is friendship to me.

A grain in the sand

A grain in the sand

Friendship is like that priceless pearl, valued treasured, taken out and admired often. Friendship is like a soul connect. A part of you mingles with the other, a spiritual relationship, in a manner of speaking. The Bible talks about the friendship between David and Johnathan in this way, it says that their souls were tied together.I know that for many around me a friend is one who fills the gap, the ones you hang out with for pleasure or maybe just serves a need. I am not talking about such superficial relationships.Those so called friendships do nothing to you. I am talking about soul ties which leave indelible marks on your psyche. When you lose such a friend or on the verge of losing one, it tears your inner being, disturbs your emotions and shatters your peace. A friend is the mirror of your soul he/she is a bridge that connects you to the real person you are.

This poem was written at moment when my soul ached and cried, I lost a friend. I just decided to give my emotions expression with words strung together. writing poetry is cathartic, so this is soul cry offered in poetic form.


A Grain of Sand

She has learned to love,
And give of herself,
To those she lets into her life,
It has been her fall,
She can see it all,
Through the pearls,
That cling to her eyes!
Often a stranger comes along,
Calling out a greeting to her,
She checks them out,
And lets them in,
And then a journey begins,
Of loving and giving,
Sharing and trusting,
Often it works out fine!
There have been times,
When it did deeply hurt ,
Causing her to shrivel within,
But she can hardly remain,
Impassive or tough,
Unmoved or unfeeling,
To flip it off and let it fade,
She was never made,
To be that way!
She hurts, she cries,
But she knows in time,
Love will have its way.

She was once a toughened nut,
But pure love has had its sway,
Little things in life,
Have made her what she is today,
To lose a friend,
Her soul, it does rend.
Neither brazen or cold
Nor even bold is she,
You know her now,
You knew her then,
That she could never pretend.
Life goes on,
And seasons change.

Hoping to find,
Each other again.
Maybe you will,
Maybe you won’t,
It hardly matters,
Because in time,
The shell had opened,
To receive,
The grain of sand,
That disturbs the peace,
To birth the pearl,
That shall remain,
Uniquely precious,
For all eternity ingrained!

© 2011 Dawn


Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on October 28, 2012:

I'm glad I found this work... I really enjoyed it and after all, deep down I'm a pearldiver... so love will have it's way... as you say... and you have expressed it well... it always takes a special grain to make a special pearl... thanks for sharing your talent... and take care.. PD

Dawn (author) on December 14, 2011:

Dear haikutwinkle, I can only nod my head in agreement.. If it is meant to be...I will indeed be the happiest..every person is to me a precious gift of God and when thing go amiss, it does break your heart... thank you for your sweet words ...You always seem to connect on the same plane :) God Bless you :)

haikutwinkle on December 13, 2011:

Dear Shimmering Dawn,

Voted beautiful ;)

Thanks for commenting on my hubs!

I have experienced intense spiritual connection with some friends before and I understand exactly your words that soul ties leave indelible marks on your psyche.

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I truly believe in spiritual connection with friends/loved ones. Though I also have some failures in life, it is always a heartbreaking process when it comes to letting go. What is not meant to be will not be, and vice versa. It is perhaps something we need to encounter in life so that we could experience life as humans.

Warm Regards.

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

Movie Master, I am humbled .. Thank you :) God Bless!

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

Ruby, Thank you... It was just a cry of the soul... thanking for all the support :)

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

Gmwilliams... Yes, my friend is precious and priceless...I agree :) Thank you and God bless!!

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

Qlcoach..that was the thought that started off this hub... the pearl is eternally ingrained..and that was the way it ended too.. A soul tie can be broken... but it takes a part of you with it... an emotional soulish part.. but yes I choose to see the better side of this...I agree with you completely..thank you for taking time to read and leave a comment. Peace to you :) God Bless!

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

Timorous, it is sad indeed.. when we cannot see the good in the other..move on is easier said than done.. I am trying hard... Thank you for the kind words..I appreciate that :)

Dawn (author) on November 15, 2011:

TOE ... I will get there..thank you :)

Movie Master from United Kingdom on November 15, 2011:

A beautiful poem, truly lovely thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 14, 2011:

This touches me, it is so beautiful! The merge of sand into a pearl, linking friendship, lovely indeed..Cheers

Grace Marguerite Williams from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on November 14, 2011:

Very touchy poem. A good and true friend is a price above rubies- a priceless treasure indeed!

Gary Eby from Cave Junction, Oregon on November 14, 2011:

Yes to the power of friendship and unconditional acceptance. Nice writing here. Actually I don't think you can lose a true friend. When there is that soul connection, such love remains in one's heart forever. Just a thought....Peace and Light.....Gary.

Tim Nichol from Me to You on November 14, 2011:

Very beautifully said, shim. It's really sad when such friends get so caught up in their emotions that they can't let go of them, let the past be, and move on with their lives.

The original Eman from london on November 14, 2011:

no problem hun check out my new hub ' the dream that got away' and keep writing shimmering dawn its the way forward

Dawn (author) on November 14, 2011:

Thank you The original Eman, I appreciate that very much!

The original Eman from london on November 14, 2011:

A lovely poem. i enjoyed reading this :)

Dawn (author) on November 14, 2011:

Thank you, Caroline, I am glad you liked that!!

Caroline Marie on November 14, 2011:

Beautiful poem. I am adding you as a friend. :)

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