The oyster

  1. The Oyster
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    There once was an oyster
    Whose story I tell,
    Who found that some sand
    Had got into his shell.

    It was only a grain,
    but it gave him great pain.
    For oysters have feelings
    Although they're so plain.

    Now, did he berate
    the harsh workings of fate
    That had brought him
    To such a deplorable state?

    Did he curse at the government,
    Cry for election,
    And claim that the sea should
    Have given him protection?

    'No,' he said to himself
    As he lay on a shell,
    Since I cannot remove it,
    I shall try to improve it.

    Now the years have rolled around,
    As the years always do,
    And he came to his ultimate
    Destiny stew.

    And the small grain of sand
    That had bothered him so
    Was a beautiful pearl
    All richly aglow.

    Now the tale has a moral,
    for isn't it grand
    What an oyster can do
    With a morsel of sand?

    What couldn't we do
    If we'd only begin
    With some of the things
    That get under our skin.

    -AUTHOR UNKNOWN
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Nice poem Brownie! Thanks for sharing it! :kiss
  4. by   Brownms46
    You're welcome Renee. I got from an bil amputee former pt. of mine, who sends me this stuff. I met him over 2yrs ago, and he still emails stuff that makes me think.
  5. by   live4today
    Awwwww how sweet, Brownie! :kiss

    Guess what Brownie? My husband will be home and in my arms...and whatever else he's hungry for...in only 2 1/2 hours!!! I'm sooooooo excited......in more ways than one, too.

    Nighty night!!! Gotta get all spruced up fer my soldier boy!
  6. by   nakitamoon
    Great words,,,, Brownsmn,,, does make you think,,, about time,,, patience,,, the impact of one tiny event,,,

    Seems as if your pt. has found the will,,, way,,, to live life to the fullest,,, being motivational as well to others,,,,

    Thank you for sharing,,, ~kitamoon
  7. by   Brownms46
    Hey Great to hear he will be home soon, and that things seem better between you two. That is a good thing, and I hope you get lucky tonite....
  8. by   Brownms46
    kitamoon you're very welcome, and I agree that he has found a way to deal with his isloation. He has recently become divorce, and that is a bad thing for more than one reason, as she was he also his caregiver....

    Anywho...you would never know his life was falling apart though, as he is always positive about everything, or seems to be...

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