Diamond in the Rough

When she learns to love herself better than anyone else can do

She does not need you

When she learns to become her own best friend, then it's true

She chose you

So throw it all away if you must

But, remember, she just might be a diamond in the rough

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Perspycacious 15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

A Labor Day diamond in the rough. Thanks.


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

Short, crisp and aware. A very powerful couplet added. Much Love.


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lisavanvorst 15 months ago from New Jersey

Short, but sweet and to the point.


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida

I've always said, 'A diamond in the rough ... is better than no diamonds at all!' Do like your short verse, m'dear.


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shanmarie 15 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Perspycacious!


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shanmarie 15 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, manatita.


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shanmarie 15 months ago from Texas Author

I like short and sweet. Thanka, lisavanvorst.


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shanmarie 15 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks drbj. Better than no diamond at all indeed!


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

I like this! Sometimes we overlook a diamond that's worth millions because we can't see beyond the rough, unshaped gem.


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Larry Rankin 15 months ago from Oklahoma

Short and poignant. Well done!


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Faith Reaper 15 months ago from southern USA

You "shine bright like a diamond" anytime you write, dear Shan!

A gifted writer and express much in less words.

Hugs


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Hi Ruby! You're quite a gem yourself! Si glad you enjoyws this.


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks Larry!


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Aw, Faith, thank you. I miss you! So glad to see you here and hope you are well.


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FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

We are all diamonds, some a bit rougher than others.


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Very true, Flourish!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed. Sometimes the diamonds in a rough are the most worthiest of gems.


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Very true, Rasma!


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lawrence01 14 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful


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shanmarie 14 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you.


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ahorseback 7 months ago

The fewer the words , the far wiser that being said ! For all we know out here , you may be a diamond in the rough but I say look at you shine ! I hear you Lady ! This is awesome .


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shanmarie 7 months ago from Texas Author

Aww, thanks! That's so sweet, Ed. But, let's face it, I'm probably about as unpolished as they come! LOL


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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Short, sweet & powerful. Very good advice!


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shanmarie 7 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Paula!


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vocalcoach 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

A powerful message in a few well-chosen words! I love this. So much wisdom. You are a true diamond!

Audrey


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Audrey. What a nice thing to say!

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