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Your Own Backyard

Rocks in your own backyard are diamonds-in-the-rough
Fine cuts and polish reveal
the treasures sure-enough

Delectations for your heart are covered by veneer
Scratch the surface and you'll find
a singing gondolier

Amusing apparitions are masking in disguise
Bare your mind and they'll burst forth
before your very eyes

Enchanting destinations are very close at hand
Imagine and you'll arrive
at castles built of sand

Unbelievable wonders are growing in your shell
Crack the egg and they'll appear
riding your carousel

Riches in your own backyard are hidden in plain sight
Flaming pleasures that you seek
will at your feet ignite
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