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. You welcome to use it for personal study and worship, but it should not be published in any other form without the author's prior consent. [Index to Gene Stecher's poems]
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!