Diamonds in the Rough (a poem of inspiration)

Souls, as diamonds hidden in our being...
Souls, as diamonds hidden in our being...
As from the hand of God...
As from the hand of God...
Taken from the depths of this earth...to display in glory their marvelous worth...
Taken from the depths of this earth...to display in glory their marvelous worth...
Taken from the firmament. the clay...to brighten and shine in every fine way...
Taken from the firmament. the clay...to brighten and shine in every fine way...
shined and honed...each a fine testament...
shined and honed...each a fine testament...
The Father above us the watcher...intelligent... all seeing...
The Father above us the watcher...intelligent... all seeing...

More than a billion years long past, you were hidden under the earth's shell,

Formed from carbon... exposed to extreme heat and all greatest pressure.

Diamond lattice...beautiful crystals...you withstood the fires of time, so well.

Brought forth, upward, from hundreds of meters below, as a volcanic treasure.


You were formed from the earthen clay...before the marking of all time began,

Modeled in his own shape, and by your creator's touch...his own gentle hand.

Many faceted...your mind and body shaped...each one perfect, and so grand.,

Your complexity, guided by God of us all...able to meet life's every demand.


The diamond, hard shelled and roughened...strongly shaped, as toughened,

The human spirit...formed from the divine...as is so likened, of the same kind.

The multifaceted face of the gem, all to behold, a value of worth, to be untold.

The human being...God's own mystery, a jeweled history...own genius to find.


Every person, each a diamond in the rough, fashioned and shaped, in their worth,

Diamonds to shine and sparkle in their value...as all souls...born of the good earth.

Both a marvel and creation of splendor...to shine and glow...as from their sender.

The mighty fortress, God of all to be...maker of all worlds...and our great defender.



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The graciously created  and life giving splendor of our very being....
The graciously created and life giving splendor of our very being....

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annart 15 months ago from SW England

Wonderful! The diamond and the diamonds in the rough - great connection, beautiful poetry.

Ann


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bravewarrior 15 months ago from Central Florida

I love your comparison of the human soul to a diamond. We are each unique and have the capacity to shine and sparkle.


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swalia 15 months ago

beautiful poem...reminds me of Rumi's quote 'if you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?'


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Nell Rose 15 months ago from England

I love this, the parallel between the human spirit and a diamond, so true! great poem!

voted up!


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida

Beautifrully done. In word and photos....recognizing the diamonds in the rough within each of us. Enlarges who we are. Angels are on the way this evening. Ps


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Pstraubie, Annart, bravewarrior, Nell, and swalia for all of your kind words and sweet reviews. Much appreciated my friends.whonu


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manatita44 15 months ago from london

What a beautiful metaphor! So striking! So vibrant with Life! Love ya, Bro.


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EsJam 15 months ago from Southern California

"Diamonds to shine and sparkle in their value...as all souls...born of the good earth." - I like that very much!

Very thought provoking! Wonderful photos, too!


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so much my friend. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved this and your poetic diamonds sure sparkle. Great photos. Made me think of the the song Some Hearts are Diamonds.


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whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States Author

Glad you enjoyed my friend and blessings on this fine Summer evening. whonu


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vocalcoach 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Each one of us can lay claim to being a diamond. I wrote a hub about this a few years ago. I find that I need to read it from time to time just to remind myself that I, too, am a diamond.

Beautifully done my friend. You are filled with great insight. Sharing.

I send life's love to you and yours,

Audrey


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whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States Author

Thank you for your nice review my friend. Hope you get a chance to read more of my work because you make me feel that it is worthwhile. Blessings. whonu

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