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A Damaged Diamond Still Dreams

Updated on September 11, 2012

Past reviews cast a pall on a complicated, conflicted, abstract mess

Wanting to believe while reticence beats my heart into fears digress

Petulant child looking for the naked truth convoluted in adult dress

Even a damaged diamond still dreams love will say yes

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Cinematic flickers stream across my cynical cats-eyes reassess

I saw photogenic liars hide sly souls as their bodies they undress

Living on the edge of a stilted stage play he critiqued the actress

Even a damaged diamond still dreams love will say yes

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Costumes slow dance through a surreal slide into desires caress

Blanching reality into a white hot frenzy burned into mindlessness

Giving it up to a golden trophy held in fragile hands that obsess

Even a damaged diamond still dreams love will say yes

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Tension tied in the lines of a tangled fairytale where lies coalesce

Only an innocent child puts hope in the fantasy of forever no less

Real as the concrete beneath my feet I awake no damsel in distress

It's magic that sees even a damaged diamond still dreams love will say yes

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And So It Goes

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you so much, Aubrey, for your enthusiastic response to my piece. I love the song and video, too. It is art in my book! As always, I'm so happy to see you here, my friend.

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Absolutely Awesome Amy! :) I love the video too... I LOVE that song. Good choice!!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Gypsy. Yes, we all incur damage and it give each of us a unique, special way of refracting light. Character shines the brightest. As always, my friend, I appreciate your beautiful thoughts.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. No matter what no diamond ever looses its shine. Well expressed. Love the video.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Poohgranma, You couldn't have said anything that could make me any happier than the words you leave me here. I am so glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you so much for making my day!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      ..."a hub mime with steam coming out of your ears" is the imagination that gives you, Mister C, your edge. Whether you leave me laughing or crying, you always amaze me into wide-eyed awe. Once again, I'm over the moon reading your enthusiastic, uniquely "Epigramman-isms".

      Mostly, I am grateful that I was lucky enough to crossed paths with you, Colin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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      Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

      The poem, alone ... incredible, coupled with the video - perfection! You are so very talented!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      .......can't say I've ever read 'poetry' like this before , Amy , you really know how to pack the words in there, as each line is bursting with ideas.

      The artistic presentation alone is something to behold and then you always have to something to say - so you are a painter and a seer all rolled into one - the epi-man is speechless - lol - I feel like a Hub mime right now and steam is coming out of my ears after reading this for the third time - lol - if William Buckley Jr. ever wrote poetry he might 'read' like this - lol - and you are taking the language of poetry to 'new places' and subverting the genre and pushing the boundaries into new directions as well - which leaves me with another new name for you - Amy Visionary! lake erie time 6:37am someone else here said WOW - well I say HUBWOW!!!!!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, my, you devil, Ruby, you! I was wishing the same thing, but it's rated PG. Damn! Actually, Ruby, a little mystery is better than disappointment! LOL

      Actually, your interpretation is some of what I was thinking, metaphysically, as tying into the larger meaning; as if the wedding ring has life and dreams...

      As always, Ruby Tuesday, I love your visits. I can see you have a fantastic imagination and a fabulous sense of humor.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Maybe it's not true, ' Diamonds are a girl's best friend. ' I was mesmerized while watching the video. I kept thinking they were going to show his entire physuque..Shucks..Hee.. I thought of a wedding Diamond that was no longer worn, but one could take it out of the keepsake velvet box, shine it a bit and it could be beautiful again. Another polished Gem Amy..Loved it..

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Genna, Your synopsis of the Gotye video is exactly the way I see it. I find it profoundly artistic yet completely relatable, and in my book, that's a masterpiece, just as I consider every individual, each with their own facets, each uniquely damaged, giving each their spark of individuality. Different is all good! We are on the same wavelength, Genna! Thank you for visiting and leaving a great comment, my poetic friend.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      My all-time two favorite drbj-isms of all time are "Trust me" and "Promise", because coming from you my friend, I know I can take them to heart...and I do. Thank you for your beautiful words, drbj.

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I think all our diamonds are damaged at some point. Especially when we grow up and see the world differently...through a different lens or reflections. And then we look and see that maybe they’re not so damaged after all. But that’s what makes us so darned special. Loved this Amy! :-)

      “Now you’re just somebody that I used to know…” I loved this video, and the mosaic graphics; almost like facets of a diamond; what they represent about the relationship and how they see each other.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      What a vivid, imaginative and perfect title ... and poetry, of course. You are the diamond poetess and person, m'luv, and with each outstanding presentation, your literary luminescense shines more vividly. Promise.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      xstatic, You are right about "Big Game". I love it. It makes my poetry look like child's play. Thank you for thinking of me when you read it. I have much to learn and I always appreciate seeing the best. You have a brilliant mind and a great eye, my friend.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ain't that the truth, Frog Prince. Thanks for the visit and an outstanding comment.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Lemme see here. A little polish, a soft cloth and a bit of TLC and a damaged diamond can take on a new luster!

      The Frog

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      xstatic, I'll check out "Big Game" by Brenda Shaughnessy! Thank you for your visit and the heads up. You've got me curious!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Laurinzo, I can tell even from your comment that you are indeed a poet. "Floetry"! I love it!!! Thank you

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Amy, on Poem A Day, I just read a poem (Big Game) by a poet named Brenda Shaughnessy which you might like.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Very beautiful poetry Amy, or as I like to call something such as this floetry!!!

      Laurinzo

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      That is one outstanding statement, xstatic. Thank you so much.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      That damaged diamond can be the most precious jewel of all.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Exactly right, Michelle. Thank you so much for reading and leaving your food for thought. I appreciate!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      We all are diamonds that can shine if we so want.....it is up to us to take up that right. Dreams can become a reality! thanks Amy, votes up and across.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Aisha

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      Aisha Jilani 5 years ago from Lahore

      nice one

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, whonunuwho, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate your time in reading this and your awesome words.

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      This may be the product of a damaged diamond, but no less brilliant and shining through. Well done and well received.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Bill, You are a poet at heart. I see it in your comments. Thank you for your visit and such enthusiastic, heartwarming words. Love from St. Lou, my friend.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Mark, whatever jewel you feel you are there is no doubt it's a precious gem. Thank you for your profound, thought-provoking words. You say things beautifully.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Suzette, As you can tell, I feel it! A new friend of mine showed me the video yesterday and I am totally enamored with the sound, the words and the message. And, the friend ain't bad either. But, it's ironic that attraction stirs up these emotions in me from past experiences. Thank you so much for your completely, totally, profoundly awesome comment!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are incredible! I will say nothing else tonight; your imagery is brilliant.

      forever a fan,

      bill

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I have those same dreams although I am more a ruby than a diamond. The innocent child within will always believe in the love that lasts forever, and the jewel will wait and listen for the call.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Amy, I like the image of a damaged diamond. Brilliant! ( and no pun intended) This squeezes my heart. Well done and well said!