Saturday, November 21, 2015

BUNIONS AND PEARLS



Wild Woman
of the Western Sea,
send me some wisdom.

Send me some strength.
Send me some inspiration.

How do I turn this
hard old crusty bunion
of a life
into a pearl?

A small offering from 2011, re-posted for Poets United's Poetry Pantry. Do come join us for some good reading, to go with your coffee on Sunday morning.

31 comments:

  1. No need to turn this life into a pearl, Sherry. You are already a GEM! Smiles.

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    1. LOL, one with many flaws. That is a good thing though. It makes me less expensive.

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  2. What a picture, Sherry. I'd like to walk that beach with you one day.

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    1. And I'd like to visit the lion sanctuary with YOU! Smiles.

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    2. in that you wish it to be it is if but for this moment for that is the way of the universe. i echo Mary and Brudberg

      i am flailing about trying to learn the subtlties of the waves in this sea of life. sometimes my head rises above water, sometimes i'm wading but i am treading. like many, i've had a tough last six weeks but commiserating with such lovely people like yourself and all the others in this site assuages the sadness and the angst. gracias for sharing your stroll, mi amiga

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  3. Couldn't help smiling at your bunion image! And I wholeheartedly agree with Mary. However, I also feel the intensity of your plea from the heart. The pearl is there, but I think you are too close to it to see. Maybe take some time to pause, scrape off some of the sand, and take another look?

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  4. Sherry,...your poem speaks directly to my condition and heart. It's a dark time in the old world right now....and I am thrashing around for some wisdom and deliverance. Thank you, dear soul and friend.

    Jane

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  5. Sherry, you are not a pearl you are a whole necklace of wisdom.

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  6. The crusty bunion implies roads have been travelled and the earth has been felt... Much better than a pearl that just sits in a velvet box... :)

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  7. Let me know when you find out - I'd pay good money to know. :-)

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  8. Yes you made me smile - the title, your humour and perseverance it's all a pearl - a Sherry pearl..and what is a better treasure than that xo

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  9. you are the oyster shell and the pearl - with your wonderful words

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  10. It is not who we are now but who we were and what we have done that matters.

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  11. This is beautiful..... you're a bright and shining jewel.. whose words are priceless.


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  12. Please tell me when you find out! I think you are doing pretty well, and you certainly have plenty of pearls of wisdom to pass out! k.

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  13. What disparate images! I suppose having a bunion at all is a pearl of life. The opportunity to spin pearl from sand. I think there is a secret wisdom in this poem :-)

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  14. ah this one is enigmatic, for as the waters of sea washes your feet you are a beautiful jewel

    have a blessed Sunday

    much love...

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  15. But a pearl you already are Sherry and look at that sunset and beach amazing!

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  16. Yes those pleas we send on the wind and wave for help...and the Universe responds with a song that is your voice my friend!

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  17. that was different. I loved the comparison of a bunion to a pearl.

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  18. They'll soften up with many a poem, and seaside walks. Peace to you!

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  19. My friend you are already a pearl :)

    pearls symbolize spiritual transformation and wisdom and they are found in the waters that call you...

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  20. Ah, this pearl is shining on all 4 sides, spreading out its warmth on all surrounded you....~ Happy traveling!

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  21. You're already a pearl that shines beyond the sea :) Happy day to you, Sherry.

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  22. You are already a string of opera length pearls with all of your wisdom and compassion. How wonderful to be able to walk upon such a beach.

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  23. What to you is a bunion to others is a pearl, as you can see. I also feel worn to a sore to extra padding at times, so LOVE the comparison. I think your plea is a good prayer to help the earth as well.

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  24. You are a precious jewel with many facets. Perhaps you are looking at the wrong ones? Or maybe your age has dimmed your eyesight? We seldom see clearly that which is closest to us.

    Elizabeth

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  25. It's probably most important to have the intention to transform life into a pearl. Do you know that you have become that?

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  26. you're not some crusty residue of oyster slime - you're a fine buzzy beverage - you're Sherry ! ~

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