098 Poetry

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This poem originated as a contribution to the HODOS online community by Gene Stecher. It is published with Gene's consent but he explicitly retains full rights as the creative author.


The surprise within and

the systematic search among.
The subject of the surprise,
the subject of the searching.
Pearls and treasures come
from either direction. Better
stay alert for the knock!
or maybe we're talking about JOY!

The joy of the surprise,
the joy of priceless discovery,
the joy of paying the full value.
A pearl in a field? Hard to find!
After you rush to buy the field,
the joy of walking barefoot
through lucious HJ grass.

But you have to pay the full value, everything you have!