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The Once Heart of Stone

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The Once Heart of Stone

Find mine heart of stone
On thy pedestal o' glass
For if it weigh more
Shall then shatter the mass

Mine heart of stone
Hath weighed me down so
When you came about
Lightly it became to know

That stone became a jewel
Crafted by your grace
And the jewel became diamond
Just by the smile on your face

So be it by your charm
Or by thine eyes
You awakened my heart
Be it awakened, realize

That you as an angel
Gaveith me a key
To which opened a stone
And set a diamond free

So be it known
Now to diamond from stone
This heart will love thee
Because you set it free

Copyright © Matthan Atherton

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  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:38:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this beautiful morning Matthan. May your day be full of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 5:27:00 AM
    Very lovely and touchy - the last quatrain, Matthan

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 3:40:00 PM
    I like the language and rhyme in this poem. Fancy spin on a cute poem. I guess I wasn't the only one who used the heart and stone metaphor, although we did shed different lights on it:)

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 3:27:00 PM
    I have happy that you have found someone that has had a great impact on you.Beautiful poem with passion and emotion i especially like the third stanza,Great write.Love,Jamecia

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 3:24:00 PM
    Reads like a very special person of whom that you penned these lines..Sara