Treasure Island

Karen Touzalin

(Kingston, Jamaica)

Biography of Karen Touzalin

I began writing poetry at age fourteen, it was inspired by love of course, that has been the catalyst for all my poetry to this day. I was given a copy of Sonia Sanches 'Love Poems' at seventeen and my world was changed forever. I discovered Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni and loved the imagery captured in their words.

The stages of love, the flirtation, intensity, passion, selfless (agape) , loss of love, heartbreak, heartache and new love makes writing poetry cathartic. I hope anyone reading my poetry will enjoy them as much as I do writing them. Updates

Diamond In The Rough

I am your diamond in the rough,
polished each day by your constant love.

It seems you re-defined the three 'C's of quality and place your emphasis on comfort, caring and chivalry

I shine beneath your gaze, secure in the setting of your love and treasured beyond my own unpolished comprehension.

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