Treasure Island

sharon wildey

(Jennings County, Indiana)

Coming Back At You Angelou!


What happens to diamonds when too much pressure is laid on
They shatter, Maya, they shatter
Just like the dirt and the coal and the fossils
They shatter, Maya, they shatter

Pressure does not always ripen a life
It is not noble, just like the poor are not always noble
Pressure breaks men and women, ruins them, robs them
It is not selective

What happens to diamonds when too much pressure is laid on
Bound by their immobility, they explode
Kept from giving way by their principles
They cease to exist, blow up, blow to hell

And anyway, Maya, what does it matteer
In the end you will be silent again and I will
Die alone.

Submitted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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