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Unveiled

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Unveiled

That girl has had it rough. 
The glow fading from her face like a dimming light.
Going through treatments, she’s been tough,
each day putting on her gloves to fight.

A diamond in the rough…

A boy that takes a stand,
letting the silent voices sing.
Giving those stuck in sand
a chance to find their wings. 

A diamond in the rough…

Through trying times there you are.
You don’t buckle or run to hide.
In difficult situations, you are not far.
Wanting to win, a victory by your side.

A true diamond in the rough.


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  1. Date: 8/26/2009 6:42:00 AM
    I am so happy to be able to read your amazing poetry today Shannon. I thank you for sharing your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 9:23:00 AM
    I agree with James--don't let this discourage you from entering other contests. This poem has much for the reader to think about. Keep on writing. Mom

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 6:55:00 PM
    Super poem Shannon, there is always going to be winners and losers, it's how each handle their situations, with grace and respect i hope. If a lawyer wins a case, another must have lost, etc etc etc. Win and lost are only words>>James

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 7:37:00 PM
    I love the message and especially what I imagine is universal application, unless you're talking about a specific boy or girl you know. Otherwise the only element I ponder is what you mean by 'winning'; sure everyone wants to win but everyone also has a unique interpretation of what it means to win. This is where I get lost a bit, what makes one proclaim himself or herself victorious?

  1. Date: 6/20/2009 12:36:00 PM
    There is a lot of depth for the reader to ponder in this poem--a reminder that we can work through the challenges. Good luck in the contest. Keep on writing! Mom

  1. Date: 6/20/2009 2:33:00 AM
    This poem Is A Diamond In the rouff(Compliment!)well Described=)

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 7:28:00 PM
    really enjoy the strength of character you describe so poetically here! Shannon! often, poetry highlights weakness (like me! ; ) love your strength!!! jim

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 7:17:00 PM
    A very courageous girl you describe, Shannon. Welcome to Poetry Soup! Your Mom is very proud of you and now I can see why. You have a beautiful poetic voice and make a wonderful addition to the Soup Family. Great poem! Love, Carolyn