The Diamond and the Rhinestone

December 1, 2008
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I am a diamond.
You cannot break me.
I am stronger than
you'll ever be,
tougher to crack
than even the sturdiest
of metals.

I am a rhinestone.
You can destroy me.
I am weaker than
you'd ever imagine.
Close your palm around me
and I'll break
into a million pieces.

I am a diamond.
I am dazzling.
More beautiful than
you'll ever be.
Something you may wear
to make yourself
appear lovely and wealthy,
when we all know
that I'm the real splendor.

I am a rhinestone.
I am fake.
An imitation
of startling beauty.
Something you may wear
to make yourself
appear stunning and attractive
when we all know
I'm just a cheap knock-off.

I am a diamond.
Too expensive
for your unworthy eyes.
Do not touch,
for you are aware
that your meager paycheck
will never cover
my cost.

I am a rhinestone.
Too cheap
to be seen as a beauty.
Please take me,
for the most worthless
of paper bills
is enough to provide a home
for hundreds of me.

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heaven said...
Oct. 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm
this is trluy original and good!!!
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