As time went on
Growing into glorious and prosperous jewels.
Civilization and culture provided heat and pressure
The ancient stone began to melt.
Gods provided water
That delivered the precious elements
Into the fertile grass laden valleys.
Slowly the years churned the raw materials
More elements were delivered
The cycles of the expanding and contracting waters
Left their mark on the land and her people.
The jewels grew
Evolving over time
With each deposit.
With each little bit of culture.
With the fusing of each raw material
Slowly growing to form such powerful beauty
That glinted and shimmered
Under the hot sun.