The treasures within

Zhalya Abiyeva By Zhalya Abiyeva, 13th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2exc7dz-/
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A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. - J. R. R. Tolkien

The treasures within

A beggar had been sitting at the side of a road
For over thirty years on a box which was old.
One beautiful day a stranger walked by.
“Spare some change?” – asked the beggar and sighed.
“I have nothing to give you”, - said the stranger to him,-
“What is that you are sitting on?” “Just an old box, I seem.
I’ve been sitting on it for as long as I live”.
“Ever looked what’s inside?” “There is nothing in it”.
“Have a look in to see - there’s something or not”.
So he opened the box and it was filled with gold.

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Narrative Poetry, Parable, Treasure, Wisdom

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
I am a teacher, translator.
I am a spiritual mentor.
I am a poetrywriter.
I am a wisdom provider.

Life is a road; I'm a rider.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Excellent and interesting post!

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Fern Mc Costigan, Thank you very much for your precious comment.

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author avatar vpaulose
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Nice poem. Thank you.

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Vpaulose, I am so glad that you liked it.

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author avatar spirited
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Nice poetic rendition of the original tale.

It's told by Eckhart Tolle in his book, "The Power of Now."

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
15th Jan 2014 (#)

Spirited, thank you very much for your interesting comment.

It is Eckhart Tolle' book, "The Power of Now." was my inspiration source for writing this poem.

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author avatar spirited
15th Jan 2014 (#)

I get my inspiration from similar inspirational writers too.

You did a nice job of putting the idea of us having a treasure within but not recognising that it is there yet into poetry.

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
15th Jan 2014 (#)

I have found that when I am inspired I can express my thoughts and feelings through poetry. For this reason I read inspirational books to draw my inspiration from them.

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author avatar Legend
15th Jan 2014 (#)

An inspiring tale - our wealth is ourselves, we have only to see it.

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author avatar Zhalya Abiyeva
15th Jan 2014 (#)

You are absolutely right! Thank you very much for your comment!

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