The journey and message of a diamond

May 11, 2012
By SimranRazdan GOLD, Hyderabad, Other
SimranRazdan GOLD, Hyderabad, Other
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A dark place was my home
Among many a hard dull rocks
Placid stream over slimy stone
And often it used to mock-

"I'm beautiful and loved
Dearly loved and cherished
Though at times beheld with fear
For when the diamonds fall
From the highest call
In my joy all may perish"

to be free, then, was my desire
fulfilled when they visited my abode
With many a machine and wire
And took me to the road

That led to several machine
With the sole purpose to refine
And treat them till they shine,
Oh my! I looked divine!

And now i sit on a perfumed hand
Often stared at by two blue spheres
i observe the children on the sand
To find a face with the stream's sneer

"I promise you'd be discovered
And with your kind of machines
You'd be covered
As they polish away and refine
Till from within you shine

But oh son of Adam!
Don't forget the duty of thine

And waters with depths unfathomed
Are best left alone with time


The author's comments:
This is a piece of poetry that gives a discourse on life through the eyes of a diamond who considered himself worthless(the diamond is personified)and was a dull rock mocked by the stream who saw the outside world and often boasted on how important it was.Though the rock hated the stream, it's boasting helped in a way and built it's curiosity ,will,and desire to see the world too. Soon the rock was discovered and refined to a diamond which it already was, but now everyone could see it. Now when it observes the children playing he finds a situation similar to that of his and the stream. the diamond advises them to hold on to their talents and potential and be put out by whatever any one says. To have courage and believe in oneself and one day, you'd be rewarded.
I think it is very important that for everyone to realize that they are unique and special and yet(in some ways) remember that they are like any other human.It makes a person down to earth and special in a unique way.

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on Sep. 14 2012 at 1:16 pm
LittleFlutiePie GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
I didn't build the wall to keep people out; I built it to see who cared enough to climb over it.

You're a really good poet lol any time I read somethin gof yours, I hear a voice in my head that just rises and falls with the tone and connotation. Very good.

on Aug. 1 2012 at 8:43 am
SimranRazdan GOLD, Hyderabad, Other
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many thanks!

on Jun. 3 2012 at 9:28 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

wow this is wonderful!! Love it!! I like the way the words flow and weave a pretty picture in my head! It would mean a lot to me if you can check out my poem R.M.S.Titanic! Thanks :)


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