EVOLUTION

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Lest I forget
Breaking free this pivotal morn
Marvel in metamorphosis
Doused in redemption
Remembered the dark night
Encroached in cascade fashion
My space in destiny now depleted
A weight so unendurable
My head elevated to the lull sky
The goal to feel less constricted
Even for a brief moment
Does a butterfly recall
Any remnants from its cocoon
An alluring apparition
From the faded chrysalis
Allow the sequence to conform
Like a string of priceless pearls
This world is ready
Dormancy has died
Life will indeed go on
Let my wings flutter and soar
Interlaced with a sunrise
Ardorned in brilliance
I am breaking free

(c) Monica St Hillaire, 2022.

JUST YOU AND I…

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Engrave my name upon your heart,

Let everyone see what is inside.

But only I would know the depth.

Write a song and dedicate it to me,

The masses would undoubtedly dance,

Till the moon turned pale.

But only I would hear the words.

We’ll stroll along the sandy beach,

Leave your footprints behind mine.

Though crashing waves will surely efface them,

You will always be my guiding light.

As a priceless pearl, embedded in an oyster,

Let this world view our hardened shell.

Reserve this wondrous beauty for us only,

Allow these kindred spirits to ride off into the sunset.

For it is ours to conquer…

(c) Monica St Hillaire.

LETTER FROM GRANDMA…

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My little rosebud...
Years have flown before my eyes,
You are a full fledged rose now.
As you change your name today,
Embark on this lifelong journey,
May I bestow you with my wisdom?
Entrust you with my knowledge?
Explain what commitment means...
As time presses on,
You will become aware,
Life isn't always sunshine,
The colors of the rainbow fade.
Tests appear in many forms.
There are going to be days,
You will have to dig deep down,
For courage, you must be ready!
Listen, not just to what he says,
But rather what he doesn't,
The eyes never lie.
Be his peace,pillar of strength.
The tongue can be a vicious sword;
Think twice before you speak,
Once it is spoken,
You can't take it back.
Children are a blessing;
Rear them to the best of your ability.
Don't confuse the two roles,
An art you must master!
And you will in time.
Family is everything;
Make good memories -
For they never fade away.




Lastly, my darling rose,
Let no man or tribulation put asunder,
What God has joined together.
Remember your vows, more on bad days.
Life has its trials,
But it is meant to be lived.
Years from now,
Share your wisdom as well.

                      - Grandma  X X X
P.s - I left the pearl earrings in your jewel box;
They're yours now...

(c) Monica St Hillaire , 2019

BEAUTIFUL PEARL

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A PEARL BENEATH THE SEA,
TO ME,
YOU SEE,
WILL SIT ELEGANTLY.
UNIQUE AND OF WONDER,
LODGED INSIDE AN OYSTER.
BE RADIANT AND FREE!
A PEARL BENEATH THE SEA,
TO ME,
YOU SEE,
BIRTHED MIRACULOUSLY.
IT'S ORIGIN IS PURE,
CAN CAPTIVATE TO LURE.
DISTINCTIVE AS CAN BE.

A PEARL BENEATH THE SEA,
TO ME,
YOU SEE,
SPECTACULAR JOURNEY.
HUMBLE AND YET BITSY
BUT GROWS AMAZINGLY.
A RARE GEM OF BEAUTY.