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My Life's a Pearl Necklace (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

My life's a pearl necklace
Pretty as can be.
Glossy outside
And sand inside,
Like an hourglass on a string.

I have many pearls in my necklace
And I'm sure there are more to come.
Some from laughing
And from crying,
Some from being so dumb.

But what I've learned from my pearl necklace
Is that it wasn't always made of pearls.
It took the pressure of me living
For that miracle to unfurl.

If I had let chance rule me
And gave into life's demands,
I wouldn't have my pearl necklace.
I'd just have a handful of sand.

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