Today at DVerse, Lillian has come up with the fun prompt of writing a poem including our birthstone. Since my birthday is in June, my birthstone is both pearl and moonstone. I wrote this poem inspired by pearls, but I might also write one about moonstones. Amethysts are my favorite gems, so I sort of wish I was born in February, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t write a poem about them, too! Anyway, here is my poem.
Sometimes I have felt like an oyster,
Life has thrown sand in my face
And in my mouth, irritating —
But I have survived, and thrived.
I hope that as life unfurls,
I will discover many pearls.
And here is a micropoem (technically not a haiku) just for some added fun:
Pearl in the oyster:
Sorrow gives birth to beauty,
Worn around my neck.