The poetic city: “String of Pearls


Search for pearls and you might find delicious oysters. (Photo: Maria Orlova, Pexels)

String Of Pearls  

When I was a young man
and things didn’t go my way
I would get upset. 
This made me unpleasant 
to others, especially those 
closest to me. 
Now, as an old man, 
I still get upset when things 
don’t go my way.
But instead of becoming unpleasant, 
I horde my feelings until I find
the time to explore them 
Because every time something 
doesn’t go my way, I have found 
a hidden pearl of wisdom
just waiting to be discovered. 
And day-by-day my riches grow.
Reece Burka


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