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Diamond in the Rough

Updated on July 21, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.

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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      Shannon 11 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Audrey. What a nice thing to say!

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      Audrey Hunt 11 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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      Shannon 15 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Paula!

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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Short, sweet & powerful. Very good advice!

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      Shannon 15 months ago from Texas

      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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      ahorseback 15 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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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Thank you.

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      Lawrence Hebb 23 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Beautiful

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Very true, Rasma!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Very true, Flourish!

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

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

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

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

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Thanks Larry!

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

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

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      Faith Reaper 23 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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      Larry Rankin 23 months ago from Oklahoma

      Short and poignant. Well done!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 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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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Thanks drbj. Better than no diamond at all indeed!

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      I like short and sweet. Thanka, lisavanvorst.

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, manatita.

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      Shannon 23 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Perspycacious!

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      drbj and sherry 23 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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      Lisa VanVorst 23 months ago from New Jersey

      Short, but sweet and to the point.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

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

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      Demas W Jasper 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A Labor Day diamond in the rough. Thanks.