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ever walk along the beach
feel the sand soft beneath your feet?
it stretches as far as the eye can reach,
and can one but fathom its depth?

ever see a beautiful string of pearls,
laying in the window of a jewelry store,
or being placed on the neck of an unsuspecting girl?
ever see the beauty and rarity of a pearl?

ever think of what forms the beach?
tiny grains of sand that only God can count
a number far beyond our minds' reach
and together they make up a magnificent beach.

ever think of what makes a pearl?
one tiny grain of sand in a clam
what a great wonder in this world
that one grain of sand makes the beautiful pearl.

whether one or many in number
small things can achieve great things
can perform feats of amazing wonder
alone or not, can man not also achieve?


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