Casting of Pearls ....Jenny Wren
The Pearl is made from one grain of sand
buried deep inside of the oyster, it hides
In a constant distress of the misplaced land
produces encasement, by oyster's insides
it's gathered by seaman, this treasure rare
then it's kept in store for the whim of man
for trading, for trinkets, it's good anywhere
think of treasure, from 'one grain of sand'
So don't cast your pearls before the swine
they'll only be trampled in a muddy mire
The swine's value unlike yours and mine
self-satisfaction is the 'pigs' one desire
It knows not that your pearl is a treasure
even while lying there beneath it's feet
because food is a pigs number one pleasure
what good is a Pearl? it's no good to eat!
Casting of Pearls is like seeds being sown
will find empty places in one human heart
some ' seeds-of-wit' will become full grown
some destined to fail, even ere' they start
These Pearls-of-wit they will now be spread
sometimes a receiver, will not understand
Some seed will grow-up, in Wisdom’s warm bed
being cast from the mind of a poet's-hand.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine,
lest they trample them under their feet,
and turn again and rend you.
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