Diamonds

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As carbon lies in hidden tombs,

the weight of the world on its shoulder,

its cells align, and, groaning deep,

its troubles make it smolder;

but as the pressures bearing down

create unbearable stresses,

from earthen womb bursts forth a gem

of diamond-studded tresses.

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As your hope lies in hidden tombs,

the weight of the world on its shoulder,

its cells align, begin to weep,

for troubles make it smolder;

but as the pressures bearing down

create unbearable stresses,

from spirit’s womb bursts forth a gem

transformed, by pain’s successes.

 

 

 

 

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20 comments on “Diamonds

  1. Judy says:

    So beautiful and so true. Thank you!

  2. You are such a talented artist! Lovely!

    • melodylowes says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks Holly! How is your pain level these days?? How are you managing?

      • Pain is not bad at all. I’ve been exercising and walking a lot. Still have nerve damage in my leg and foot-tingly and the leg is weak. But I’m soooo much better. Thanks for asking. :-). How’ve you been?

      • melodylowes says:

        Busy winding up at school and getting my garden ready – I have a writer coming to do a feature on it for a gardening magazine. AND we have a grad! Fun times! πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear your pain is more manageable. Do you need physio? Will the nerves damage be permanent?

      • I go to physio and they’re not sure of the nerve damage is permanent. I have a grad too! Except he left early, in January, on a football scholarship.

      • melodylowes says:

        I’m not looking forward to the empty spot he will leave behind him – but happy that he is off to do what he has chosen for himself…. Hopefully your system will be smart enough to regrow some new nerves! πŸ™‚

      • Great news on the garden

      • melodylowes says:

        Fun, isn’t it? I’ve been on the warpath lately – there is a new variety of worm mucking about with my plants and creating some ugly holes everywhere – and nothing I do seems to be able to get rid of them. They are sneaky… I hate them! 😦

  3. Caddo-Jael says:

    Gorgeous photo, Mel–and I love “hope lies in hidden tombs” (so that’s where I packed it!). God bless you today–love, sis Caddo

  4. Sissym says:

    Beautiful poem. This image inspires. Diamonds are like droplets that break the falls.

  5. Heidi Viars says:

    Reminds me of Romans 5:3 -5 … suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame … Love your reminders πŸ™‚

  6. Debbie says:

    So encouraging, Melody! Thank you bunches!

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