Lessons from an Oyster


Lessons from an Oyster

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 now 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,
if you understand,
What an oyster can do,
With a morsel of sand!

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3 Responses to Lessons from an Oyster

  1. So nice to read this poem again..I last read it when I was reading Chicken Soup For the Soul.. loved this poem a lot tht i posted it like this only on my another blog..This is 1 of my fav poems..

  2. GuDiA says:

    Interesting…this should be taken into consideration whenever we complain about sumin or have a problem with sumin…dun try 2 get rid of the situation…try 2 improve it so you kan live with it!

  3. AANCHAL ARAWAL says:

    very interesting n inspiring

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