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The pearl of the sea, she trusts him
Yet, it’s only his hand she can see

Hesitant to let go of her gem
She waits for a sign, his plea

He does not want the opalescence
Only what she hides, in her shell

The maiden, is his only desire
And her heart begins to swell

Every man before him
Wanted only to reap the reward

Pearls, from the mermaid, who guards them
Leaving the lady, unexplored

But he finds the beauty, within her
Nacre holds nothing, compared

To the woman, who lives below the surf
His love for her now declared


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