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–

Huh?

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.”

©2011

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, 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 a dramatized poem.
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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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