The Life of a Diamond

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Shine bright like a DIAMOND

10/9/2012

I am a DIAMOND.
I was made by nature.
My resistance to the world's pressures brought the best out of me.
Life has cut me.
Life forced me to change.
My scars glisten and twinkle in the light.
My scars bring people joy.
They call me rare, beautiful, and valuable.
Still so many mistreat me.
So many misuse me.
They make me a goal then discard me.
I'm constantly tested to see if I'll crack.
People take advantage of my strength.
They take advantage of my meaning.
Some keep me hidden.
They lock me away.
I am envied.
Not expected to feel.
Not expected to tire, but I do.
Unable to be as hard or cold as I appear.
Others mean to steal me.
They enjoy stolen moments in secret.
I stay in the dark and start loosing my sparkle.
I await the day they cast me aside.
Did they ever have the intention to keep me?
To honor and enjoy the purpose of having me?
That which is stolen or kept in secret can never be kept.
I will be bartered, buried, or sacrificed in some way to hide your theft.
People will see me as something I am not.
They will not see me as radiant.
Tho aged, dusty, and neglected, I am still a DIAMOND.
Tho not like myself now, I will shine again.
And my strength will never fail me.

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Awesome and so unique an idea. Great Job done........so heartfelt yet so spontaneous. All votes up and sharing too! Thank you for sharing this one. The photographs are also very brilliant.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

you are a diamond.. and even though you've taken so many hits.. you're still shining.. bless you


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Novel Treasure 4 years ago from US

I don't typically read the poetry hubs, but this one caught my eye and my attention. I really enjoyed it.


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

dghbrh - What a lovely comment. I appreciate all of the compliments and I am happy that you enjoyed it.


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Frank - super sweet. Thank you for seeing me this way. Hugs.


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Nice to meet you Novel. It is a special and unique compliment when a person who isn't really into poems can enjoy on of my poems. I really appreciate it and am so happy that you came to visit and comment. Hope to see more of you soon.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....well Lissette your writing is like that of a diamond - and your words shine so bright as I marvel at your literary gifts and many poetic talents.

Once again I will promote your hallowed Hubspace - this time I will link your main introduction page to the Hubpages group on FB in order to secure you more followers and fans - and I am so very sorry on a personal note about the loss of your beloved husband.

I lost my dad and my mum both in 1992 and 2004 and I live in this world alone without any family other than my two best friends - Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel - it is currently 4:24pm here by lake erie time ontario canada and November up this way is the gateway month to winter but currently we've had a nice week and it still feels like late fall is the air. Well there is roughly 35 minutes or so until daylight is done and darkness moves in so I'd better go for my walk around the bay of the lake - how is the weather where you live?


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

You wreak of sweetness Collin. I am grateful that you think I am worth sharing and am humbled and flattered by the enormous compliments.

To live and to lose seem to go hand in hand. Its like an eternal dance of push and pull. Thank goodness for friends! I am a big joke in Canada. Floridians have a skewed perspective of cold temperature and we overly misuse the word freezing. So here I sit in fleece pajamas with the patio doors slung open. Its 58 degrees. You inspired me to take a walk last night... it was great and I was cold... hahaha!


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I found a picture on facebook and had to include it! It seemed to belong here.


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

Amazing poem. So true about the life of a diamond. Very unique writing.


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Beautiful to meet you Caroline. I really enjoyed thinking this one out and putting it to paper. Thank you for the awesome compliment. I love being different.


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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

This was awesome! I loved how you personified the diamond. It gives your hub a different perspective.


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanks for reading and visiting Writinglover... I adore being different!


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PHILLYDREAMER 3 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Adversity makes us shine brightly, which makes those who have not faced their trials, covet us.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very beautiful, and I must give Phillydreamer credit for leading me to you through his article. I am looking forward to enjoying more of your work.


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Philly - I find the foolishness that is embedded in humanity humorous. Always coveting. Always seeking. Rarely seeing.


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Welcome Wayne. I am so happy to see you. I am glad that you enjoyed the read. I look forward to seeing more of you as well.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

My sweet Lissette.. your poem is wonderful . after reading it I thought it had nothing to do with my poem except for the title, or then maybe the metaphors we use to characterize the person we try to express.. I was writing about myself trying to say that I wanted to quit writing .. where you are using words to express a contrasting idea of who this character is.! my character was myself as yours appears to be ..but I see no darkness or comparison to each individual poem . I love your poem .. Lissette, It is very creative .. !

Now tell me what your secret is ..

and I will tell you my secret.

Deal ?

Love ...

Michael


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Two completely different topics, you are right but I was still hoping that you would see that the very same pressure that makes you say that your character is not a diamond is exactly what makes a diamond.

On a more biased note... I hope that you do not quite writing. I enjoy it very much and I would miss it.

You have a deal... but if you can see me in the writings than the secret has been told.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Lissette my sweet, my writing is different because I am portraying my self as a diamond .. a false stone or imaginary butterfly, that is what you see.. but in reality behind the curtain, I am just a human being who is susceptible to human frailties as yours does ..you portray a contrast from the perspective of examination from afar.. while I am looking within myself .. if that makes sense. But enough of that .

Sooo.. if I can see the (real ) you than the secret is out ... ha,ha,ha, you are making me more curious as we go .. love the discussion with you , but I like to be able to see the face I am talking to ... there fore I don't think you would trust me enough to show me that so .. I must go now

Michael


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

I saw that in your writing. People think they can see you clearly but they don't. That is so common today. Its getting to the point where some of those that come up behind us allow what they have and trends to define them to the point that they do not even have a real identity past what they own or have.

Tell you the truth... I would rather be us with our highs and lows, and our dark pasts and hard days then be the empty, meaningless voids being bred by society's rules.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

yes .. it is humorous to me, that so many judge you from seeing your manners or the way you dress before they have even spoken to you .. LOL. I also find that many try to interpret your writes thinking they know.. what you have written and in reality it is what they are seeing and doesn't even fit what you wrote .. that is what I love to see when I publish a poem .. trying to see what the others see. in my words.

Some times one or more see the beauty of words and hit the nail on the head .. I used to write from that sad place .. many poems about heartbreak and loneliness.. but it was just to depressing and was affecting me also , so I tried a different direction.

thanks for the discussion ..

Michael


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Profound poem. Yes, our scars and trials truly make us stronger for the next trail coming around the bend. We are being refined when we go through that fire that burns away any impurities that may be left ... we are being made perfect and it is painful and beautiful at the same time. I know when I have faced many trials, and come through the other side, my light shines just a bit brighter, just like the Diamond you are now.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper


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markdarmafall 2 years ago from Moundsville,WV

wonderfully written poem. The Life of a Diamond. It's words are an amazing comparison between our lives and the Diamond as we become shaped and chiseled into what we beocme in life through our trials and change process. In the end we shine beautiful for the world to see and become a valuable individual not only to ourselves but to God and the people that we love. Thanks for sharing and God bless you.


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Moms-Secret 2 years ago from Central Florida Author

You are amazing Faith. Thank You for the wonderful compliments. I needed to read this today.


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Moms-Secret 2 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you for the wonderful comment and the free blessings Mark. I am so happy to see that you visited.

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