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Diamonds and Milk

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Diamonds and Milk

Once covered in diamonds, Ive got nothing on this skin but filth
Once my heart was bathed in milk, but now its rotting in s***
Down on my knees, the crushed onyx under skin, burns
Down on my knees, I see the alarm and panic ringing out loud
Just a long road, I keep my face paralell to the ground
Just a long road, I keep my body moving through the sludge
Inferior and covered in dust, I crawl up onto your prayer rug
Inferior and covered in cuts, I inch my way up to your prayer rug
Cracked fingernails, dirty skin, shaded eyes, slow, thick blood
My cracked hands wear your beads through, down to the heart
Once covered in your diamonds, Im nothing more than sin and lust
Once my heart was bathed in mothers milk, but now its failing slow
Down on my knees, tears are mercury pools in my perimeter
Down on my knees, Ill take it, take it out on me
Just a long road, I keep my face hidden, punish me
Just a long road, I keep my body moving, punish me
Inferior and covered in scabs, I just want to crawl up into your lap
Inferior and covered in scars, Ive stopped bleeding, love me now
Cracked fingernails, dirty skin, shaded eyes, slow, thick blood
My cracked hands wear your beads through, down to the heart
Once covered in diamonds
Once bathed in milk
Im cracked open and sore
But please let it hurt some more

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  1. Date: 8/12/2012 4:19:00 PM
    Very moving poem... very nice... Congratulations on your win.... Terry

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Any Poem Week" contest Gina. Love, Carol

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 8/11/2012 2:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanx so much Carol! Im glad that somebody is liking my poetry, cuz I never thought anyone ever would. Thank u again.
  1. Date: 8/6/2012 12:58:00 PM
    Thanx guys! this was the highlight of my morning :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Gina congrats on your win, love it...David

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 8:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Gina, well done xx

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:06:00 PM
    GINA ;-) congratulations with your awesome poem of the week. Thanks for the contest support. LUV~ PD

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 8/6/2012 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the oppurtunity!
  1. Date: 8/4/2012 12:50:00 AM
    Thank u all for the kind words! Ihave been gone from here for a long time and it feels great to be back.

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 5:24:00 PM
    This reminds me of Egyptian Society, where upon many Princesses to be were used and abused and cast aside. It's deep and sadly a piece that reflects many decades and centuries. <> Thank you kindly for your visit to my poetry <> have a lovely weekend :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Deeply spoken..a power write here!!! Excellent read!!!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 2:13:00 AM
    this is a very moving poem, i feel like am you, sprawling on the floor with cuts and bruises, this is a tender write and i am empathetic to your plight. this is beautiful. =Juli-Michelle=