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(This poem is in my book, available at Amazon.)

A merchant, wise, spreads out his wares
   So passing buyers see;
Attracted to the beauty, they
   Inspect admiringly.

The one who’s selling precious stones
   Found deep inside a mine,
Will lay their sparkles up against
   A background, so their shine

And color contrast with the cloth
   That he on table lays,
Thus framing them and drawing forth
     The greatest gushing praise.

And so it is with those rare jew’ls
   On which mankind has gazed
Through all the ages we’ve sojourned –
   And still we are amazed.

The poets pen; the songsters sing;
   The lovers’ hearts are warmed;
The dreamer ponders mysteries,
   And all are daily charmed.

Those shining gems against the black,
   God placed precisely, right.
Like diamonds, He spread stars against
   The velvet of the night.

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…………….Precious Stones

Some few have sailed with purpose found,
While others were adrift.
The latter serve out all their days
As if life were a shift, 

A shift that is repeated oft
So there’s no need to try
To be exact with rule or cup –
Another round comes by. 

But life’s an uncut diamond worth
More than its weight in gold.
And from that rock can come a stone
Whose beauty is extolled. 

But jeweler’s cuts must be exact;
There is no second story.
Those strikes upon the precious stone
Bring one to ruin or glory.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

 

 

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