Find Your Own Diamond

Posted elsewhere on February 16, 2011 by emanita01

Diamonds in the Rough

Beneath a bluer-than-blue sky
I sit on my balcony
idly removing moisture from
plastic pages with paper towels.

Sun reflects upon them
causing my eyes to squint.

Diamonds in the rough–


Diamonds in the rough–

I smile recalling mother’s words:

“If you can’t find a diamond
that has already been polished,
find one in brute form.
Then tenderly polish
the diamond no one else
had enough love to see.”

Looking at my love,
I share mom’s words.
He takes my face
between strong hands.

Love swims
in bluer-than-blue eyes.
He smiles,
draws me closer.

“She spoke about you, Love.”



About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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7 Responses to Find Your Own Diamond

  1. Leonargo says:

    Truly beautiful 🙂 I always felt diamonds were over the top, but in this poem they are not and they really do mean something. Thank you

  2. emanita01 says:

    New or different perspectives make great fodder for writing!
    Kind of like standing up on a school desk versus sitting down at it as usual. Hmmmm, now I wonder where I go that from? LOL 😉
    Thanks for your visit.

  3. Leonargo says:

    Hmm… Maybe Pink Floyd? Just thinking of the kids shouting and such, Brick in the Wall.
    Maybe I will do this at work one day 🙂

  4. emanita01 says:

    Ah, no, Leonargo. it’s not Pink Floyd, though I do like that song =)
    It’s from the film, Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams 😀

  5. Leonargo says:

    How could I not have realized!

    Carpe … carpe…. Carpe Diem! 🙂

  6. Morning says:

    love the title, well penned.

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