Black Diamond

by Linda Watkins

You think that rarely, if ever you'll see
A shiny black diamond of true quality
You think only the richest of people will own
The beauty and power of this precious stone
But, you are mistaken to hold to this thought
You carry the shine that you think can be bought
For you are the black diamond, just still in the rough
Like the stone you admire, you are just as tough
You glisten in knowledge and glow with a pride
You carry the strength of endurance inside
Just like the coal that produces this jewel
Blackness embeds the soul core of you
Years of abuse and standing alone
Have released your beauty, just like the stone
The pressures of life have caused you to harden
Driving you on, while begging no pardon
For, just like the black diamond, you too do exist
The rarest of gems, at the top of the list
You will always hold beauty and always be wanted
You can never be owned and idly flaunted
Your courage and wisdom will never be taken
Your will to survive, never mistaken
And as the wonders of nature planned it to be
The rarest of diamonds will always be FREE!

Black Diamond by Linda Watkins

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