I am a Geologist

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I am a young geologist,
I study gems and rocks,
And go fossicking for fossils,
then add them to my box.

I have all sorts of crystals,
Some are very rare,
Some I gathered from a beach,
I found them everywhere.

Some rocks are from volcanos,
Some wash up on a shore,
Some came from a quarry,
Where there’s many, many more.

My favourites are the shiny gems
With colours clear and bright.
From blackest black obsidian,
To ones that let through light.

There’s chrysocolla, jasper,
Emerald, onyx, jade,
Amethyst, carnelian.
Their colours never fade.

Maybe when I’m older,
I’ll go digging when I’m free,
And find a new gem never seen,
And name it after me.


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