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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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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,
    which 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…


    (Anonymous)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    nice read on dis here
     
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    enjoyed da read...:angel1:
     
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    words of wisdom indeed...lol..but why was i, all through it, envisioning lewis carrol's 'walrus and the carpenter'? very nice rythmic flow, the rhymes were right on, made sense and the meter was timed pefectly. occam's razor mos' definitely does apply. write on, poet!
     
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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things..." :cool:
    ^5 alter...but I can't take credit for it...as its author is anonymous...
    Rule of Occam’s Razor: The simplest explanation is usually the most accurate...:)
    And we must not forget Shakespeare: "Brevity is the soul of wit."
    And wisdom too, I might add...:)
     
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