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A Sense of Diamonds

To hear me would sound like a symphony of octaves –
played all at once with concrete fingers
on diamond in the rough strings.

To see me…O’, to see me you would have to turn,
ever so slightly sideways, to ensure proper exposure –
one would not wish to either scar his or her retinas

with too much light; or murder their spirits with silky
raven on a moonless night, darkness. No, no. That 
is far too much for the eyes to bear.

To touch me would be like dipping warm fingertips into 
a pool of liquid mercury; like the sun’s rays beneath 
the water, touching the ocean’s deepest silver depths.

The scent of me would bring your waiting nose to a
dichotomy of frenzy – one side wanton, and as eager 
as a schoolboy with a playboy – but the other side!

The other nostril would shrivel under scrutiny; buckle under 
the burning scent of disgust and unrefined madness, as if you 
were smelling your own death, not the florid scent of Eden. 

And to taste me…to taste me would leave the tongue 
as twisted as a winter apple’s branches; as torn as a wool 
tartan from the shoulder’s of a traitor; and as confused

as a year without Spring. To taste me would be like
tasting every dream you ever lusted, and every ending
that ever broke you – like sipping lemonade in the void.

But…if you are the one; the only one in the midst of all
this impenetrable chaos who can sense me, beyond 
the average man’s malleable stone-walled borders –

than I bid you come. Test the likes of this diamond
against your rough-hewn backdrop – try me on for size; 
see if you have the stones to not. Get. Cut.




*Inspired by Nathan Leccese's Diamond in the Rough, contest. :)

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  1. Date: 1/30/2010 5:01:00 AM
    Hi Kristin, I didn't want this week to pass without congratulating you on having your well-written romantically dramatical poem featured this week. It was a great read. Thanks for sharing and keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 8:00:00 AM
    Kool Beans.. Congrats... But Kristin, makes my wonder how full ur cup is..My guess is that it over runneth spewing out with great force. Looks Like Grace has visited you and Christ and then some.. Keep writing... AR

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 3:41:00 AM
    WOW!!! Kristin, congratulations on having your poem featured this week. It was great to read. What a good write this was for the contest. Thanks for sharing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 11:27:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 8:32:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Kristin Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:44:00 PM
    Many congratulations in you deserved featured poem this week, Kristin >> James

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:28:00 PM
    Congratulations are your well deserved featured poem this week Kristin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/23/2009 10:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through with 3 poems in the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Kristin. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 1:39:00 PM
    Congrats on this threesome selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 4:52:00 PM
    You go gal 3 the number of creation! great work here. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:44:00 AM
    Kristin my friend, miss you. Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:08:00 PM
    Three poems move on to the next round! Congratulatiions, Kristin! Merry Christmas, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Kristin >> James

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 3:22:00 PM
    Beautiful

  1. Date: 7/15/2009 4:18:00 PM
    Kristin congratulations on your win in Nathan's diamond in the rough contest - I apologize that it has taken me so long to congratulate you its a rough time right now but my heart is always here - YF4l, God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 3:29:00 PM
    Kristen, you have outdone yourself, the whole poem is classic but the last line just clicks! Congratulations on your win in Nathan's contest! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 10:02:00 PM
    congratulations on your win with this beautifully penned poem of decriptive words that compels me to have the desire to meet someone as vivid and colorful as you described so delicately and profoundly,,,truly a masterpiece in descriptive flowing words that have no end of a true treasure of a diamond,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 12:12:00 PM
    Terrific .. well done on your win of number 1 in the contest

  1. Date: 6/29/2009 9:27:00 AM
    Congratulations! Amazing write =]

  1. Date: 6/28/2009 9:48:00 AM
    Very nice, Kristin! Congratulations on your win in Nate's contest! A well-deserved honor for this great poem. Love, Carolyn

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