Juvela Obi


Juvela Obi - Poem by Juvela Obi

Juvela Obi
With a jewel-like heart
She's hidden from the world
Afraid to play her part

Deep beneath the sand
You don't know where she lies
Dig forever and a day
Who she is, you may not find

She'll show you gray stone faces
Or shield herself with grime
She won't tell you how she feels
You'll have to look between the lines

The pressures of fear
And the heat of pain
The moisture of tears
And the stretch of time

We killed her, made her coal
Crude and black and rough
Then we kept on working
'Til we crystallized the stuff

The longer she hurt
The more priceless she became
A diamond buried in her past
Until a caring miner made the claim

Through hard work
And determination
He dug past the surface
Without an invitation

She tried to hide
But he wouldn't let her
He slowly chipped away the rocks
'Til he could prove he knew her better

Diamond against diamond
Her masks were rubbed away
For she could only be scratched
By someone exactly the same

He shapes her now
Sees many faces, many angles
Smooths away the ones that differ
From the inside way she sparkles

Soon there will come
A time when we
Will be nothing more
Than a memory

She'll look back and thank us
For everything we did
We were the pain and fear
And the reasons that she hid

But we made her beautiful
While we tried to hide her
And proved that there are people
Who care enough to find her

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  • Analogous To Tower 7: Ameaning (2/5/2010 4:00:00 PM)


    Excellent work of poetry. Great word works. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 5, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 6, 2010


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