Robert Melliard

Rookie - 10 Points (20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Each Day's A Diamond - Poem by Robert Melliard

Each day's a diamond
when you lose someone you love.

You realize just how near death is.

We walk along a narrow ridge,
steep cliffs on either side.

And as we go,
our relatives and friends may fall,
forced off by accidents or illness,
as we ourselves may be, at any time.

So I repeat
each day's a gem: I'm learning to appreciate
its colour, light and shape.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Comments about Each Day's A Diamond by Robert Melliard

  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (2/27/2015 7:07:00 AM)

    A great poem with muses of how life can be on the brink. I like the analogy of the cliff edge and how some fall off it signifying death.
    I do hope u read mine latest too.
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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (6/20/2014 3:48:00 PM)

    Even though we do not see it, every sunrise we are presented with a unique diamond, days are a gift and we somehow take it for granted (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Burant (12/25/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    Deep poem man keep up the work (Report)Reply

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  • Vinod KumarVinod Kumar (12/13/2008 1:49:00 AM)

    Emotional Touch, But in our Mind Nobody can fall in deep, Really the loss of depth are very low please realise, Another Good Work.
    Specially Wishing a Warm `X`Mas, New Year for curing all wounds.
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  • Tom BalchTom Balch (12/12/2008 4:02:00 PM)

    It takes loss to see, great piece Robert, regards Tom 10/10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 4, 2014


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