The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
A diamond or a coal?
A diamond, if you please:
Who cares about a clumsy coal
Beneath the summer trees?
Much suspected by me,
Nothing proved can be,
Quoth Elizabeth prisoner.
Somewhere shines a diamond
Within the cold, grey stone
Silently it slumbers
Set deep and yet unknown
I am a diamond in the rough,
meant to be buried yet still remain tough,
My father told me i could outshine them all;
for, at my worst I still stood tall.
My stuff is so vile, I am less than dust
while your gleam rends the mirror's heart.
My darkness lights the chafing-dish
before I am incinerated. A miner's boot
tramples my head, covering me with ashes.
Atop the lake today splayed a dancing
Net of flickering sparkly bright gems, the sun
And breeze playing duet, I stood entranced
As water teemed alive. Light, having fun
Of your persistent silence
cold diamond edge
threatens to turn soon
into gravel Stonehenge.
I saw a diamond
In the sky.
There to sparkle
Way up high.