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So many diamonds.

January 2, 2013
By MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Crystal diamonds fell into their hands.
For things they lost,
To receive such infinity.

Soon, they spilled from their hands,
To the frigid floor,
Where so many diamonds lied.

No more laughing,
No more joy,
Just too many diamonds.

Pure,
Inclusive diamonds,
Spilling from their eyes.


The author's comments:
I wrote this for everyone who has lost something or someone. Anyone who knows what it's like to cry too many 'diamonds'.

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on Feb. 1 2013 at 2:32 pm
sadesdd DIAMOND, Elma, Iowa
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I love how you likened tears to to diamonds, makes the poem more cold and dark in a beautiful but "frigid" way.

on Jan. 15 2013 at 11:13 am
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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It's partly just the way I see them. Like how in light, tears sort of glimmer. The infinity part is talking about how you receive lots of sympathy and care when you're sad. Sometimes money (diamonds in a way). But then they fall to the floor because getting "diamonds" isn't helping. They want what they lost to come back. Sadly, that won't happen and all they get are diamonds.

nmk1128 SILVER said...
on Jan. 12 2013 at 10:36 pm
nmk1128 SILVER, Fort Myers, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

How come you used diamonds to symbolize tears?

on Jan. 12 2013 at 7:49 pm
BlueAndRedInk GOLD, Paducah, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry" -James 1:19

that's really something. the imagery in is is flawless

on Jan. 12 2013 at 3:09 pm
MarissaWhitecloud SILVER, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Thank you! ^///^

on Jan. 12 2013 at 3:00 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

wow! this is such a beautiful poem!


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