One Among Many

April 25, 2017
By Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"


A mound of coal as black as night
bears a name amongst all that are within
that is sure to bring a horrible fright
to any familiar to the kin,


for the name bears a plague
that most coal is cursed
to live a life vague
with truth's lips pursed.


The weak-held facade that covers the mound
serves purpose, but only to those
who wouldn't see the goodness drowned
amongst the coal that chose


a life of betrayal and lacking of love
for the kin that they all share
as they hope for ending in peace up above
oblivious to their future despair.


Though the coal is black as the souls
of the devious family tree,
the color does not represent the whole
that fall in the category.


In the midst of the dark and bitter pile
lies a diamond in the rough,
found only if you spend a while
and scour through the pile enough.


That diamond is you;
not many but few
can hold this title and have it hold true.

The author's comments:

This piece is dedicated to my mother's cousin, Maureen, one of the very few people in my family that deserves everything and anything they could ever have. Among many family members, they all share the same facade that they care about their family, but most are self-centered and cold. Maureen, you truly are the diamond of this family.

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on Apr. 28 2017 at 8:17 pm
Your_Apathetic_Basketcase ELITE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Just remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."
-Derrolyn Anderson

"Don't trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar."

"The sea speaks more honestly... To those willing to drown." -J.D. Hard

@Patrick82432 Again, a very relatable piece by you, Patrick. I love your work. I enjoyed this a lot, and I really think this is a work of art. And somewhere within your poetry, I find myself lost within it. Reading your work is like a love-hate relationship for me, because I love your choice of words and phrases; and while I do, it makes me contemplate things in my life and inside my head, which I hate doing - but at the same time that is why I love your work, because it makes me think, when not many other people can do that. Keep up your phenomenal work. :D -Katie

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