They say that pearls are tears
And I often think it's true
For the glistening tears of early dawn
Are the peals of the morning dew.
And the many pearls in a shower of rain
Are the tears that we all must shed
For tears cleanse the soul, and make us whole
When our hearts are filled with dread
So they are really "pearls of wisdom"
Which we gather upon life's way
And wear with pride i the evening tide
At the end of our earthly day.