Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Pearl Within--By Beth Winchcombe--England

A Pearl Within

Treading through sand, bare footed.
Rock pools glistening,
I search for a pearl.
Is it somewhere in the oyster?
NO, it's a treasured pearl of friendship!
Far more precious - than any pearl -
within the shell of an oyster!

Treading the same sand with bare feet -
in the darkness of the night -
the stars shining bright.
The oyster cannot be seen in the rock pools -
BUT, it's there in the precious
treasure of friendship.
The pearl may be hidden from view,
BUT, it's there in my friendship with you!
A cultured pearl -
my cultured friend!

The Atlantic ocean waves crash against the shore,
before descending to the ocean once more!

Beth Winchcombe is now a retired housewife and enjoys writing poetry, also painting in oils.


  1. Hello Beth. Welcome to the Whispers community. Your poem is a breath of fresh air. For me, the state that our country is in is really depressing at times, but through your words, you have reminded me that there is yet "pearls" within a lot of people....people that are good inside, where the treasure and their meaning really counts. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings and continued success.

  2. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Lovely write, Owlie

  3. Dear Beth,

    I agree with Maurice. What a joy to have you a part of Whispers. Welcome! I hope you will enjoy your time spent here.