Clara

This Oyster Shell

Everywhere I look inside this oyster shell

I see possibilities

Opportunities fall like rain drops 

People walk with a purpose

Of a calling untold

A head held high with a knowing smile 

 

Everything within this oyster shell

Is yours for the taking

You simply have to focus and compete

And they tell me one day you shall reach

Goals and dreams you shall complete

 

All around me in this oyster shell 

A cord attached to every soul 

Deeply fashioned with powdered fear 

Tied up with insecurity bows 

For even when you reach with all your might 

Everything within this oyster shell 

will always be 

just 

out 

of 

sight. 

 

Comments3

  • Goldfinch60

    Once that oyster shell is opened you can escape into the freedom and wonder of the world that is waiting for you.

    Andy

  • orchidee

    I know it! I'll 'get me coat' and 'get out more', as they say.
    But I took too long deciding if I need a coat or not. Then it was too late to go out. Doh! heehee.

  • L. B. Mek

    I like your direct voice and engaging metaphors, with an ending structured to encourage a few moments of contemplation,
    some wise words of insightful observations you have shared with us:
    'Deeply fashioned with powdered fear
    Tied up with insecurity bows
    For even when you reach with all your might
    Everything within this oyster shell
    will always be
    just
    out
    of
    sight.'



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