Consider the Conch

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This is an excerpt from Ed’s Book, A Casual Traveler 

 

Conch shells lay in water, along  beaches everywhere

Line gardens, paths, and porch stair.

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Filler for docks, footings and wells

Polished and shined, to sell.

Blown as a horn

Carved into jewelry to adorn.

Home for hermit crabs

Meat is edible, not too drab.

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Put on fences, deterring thieves and critters

Used in ceviche, chowder and fritters.

Bang like a drum, for music that rhymes

Strung together, to make wind chimes.

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Sacred in ancient cultures

As breastplates, preventing punctures.

Worn on hands, weapons to thump

More uses than shrimp, with Bubba Gump.

A conch and cheese omelet to munch

It what I crave for lunch.

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