This is a fable from long ago
you’ve probably heard it
but I’ll tell you once more.
It’s about an Oyster and a Grain of Sand
and a little bit of how fate plays its hand.
It all started on a bright, sunny day
when the Oyster had decided to sleep it away
but then came in a grain of sand,
which irritated the Oyster enough to change its plan.
The Oyster was snoring, its mouth open wide
the grain of sand was wandering, looking to hitch a ride.
Somehow it found a way into the Oyster’s open mouth
and decided to stay put because try as he might he couldn’t get out!
The Oyster awoke from his sleep so deep
angry at whoever had disturbed his peace.
It tried to spit out, it tried to chew
But the grain stayed put no matter what he would do.
Exhausted he decided he would smother it inside
and began secreting ‘nacre’, a substance solid and vile.
Layer upon layer, coat upon coat,
The grain of sand was choking and the Oyster would gloat.
A long time passed this way and many years
Until the nacre turned the grain of sand into a beautiful pearl.
So this fable can teach us what we can do
Turn adversity around and make it work for you.
For if a grain of sand could do it,
what’s stopping you?
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