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Black Diamond Night

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Black Diamond Night

Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight.
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister through hostile spirits only,

I stumble across these stones without a bone.
A solitary confinement alone,
From a barren zone the light transcend.
Only in time, our minds will mend.

Endless valleys and limitless stones.
These bones- these bones they sit alone.
The abyss, of rotten cavities with no fill,
A system no power can unwell the drill
The blood that passed over without a spill.
Peaks collapse into a spellbinding chill.
They are trapped! They are trapped!
Another diamond in the rough. 
Is what they left.

Obsessed with the dead without a death. 
A death that impatiently awaited their last breath.
Gushing, into the gems of dead chemistry,
Diamonds holding its own intensity,
These lonely graves, on top of sycamore hill.
Coal mining hearts that will never heal.
If only shiny eyes could see?
These lonely bones inside of me!
Moving in every direction possible
Flowing in every direction noticeable.
Sockets without eyes.
Stones hiding under the cobalt skies.
The mad sparkles, the madness dies.
Throughout this mess, we held in the blasphemous.
Intervening lots of gems so miraculous.
  
Into a stone of self-religion,
A black night filled of legions.
Acknowledging the soul's capacity of free.
Near the frail bones that sit alone,
Alone they sit in a morbid home.
Through a path unclear and all alone,
Troubled by the visions of my own stone.
Where the night takes place in the dark. 
The ebony rides under the diamond bark.
Along with the coal miners who never got to see the;
“Diamonds of another day!”

:) my own personal favorite poem

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  1. Date: 9/6/2014 7:38:00 AM
    that is so good, I could hand you a spoon and you would turn it into a story, what an amazing mind you have,

  1. Date: 9/3/2014 11:22:00 PM
    I chose this one because i am collecting favs. I give up you win. I have places to go people to see...

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 12:29:00 AM
    This is a very intense poem about death that is associated with coalmining especially the cave ins. This one hits very close to my heart because my father grew up in Pennsylvania and was from a long line of coal miners. He had many stories of those boyhood days and the deaths that were an all to familiar thing. Cave in, black lung, broken families were all a part of it. He was smart and joined the navy, but, my grandfather died of the black lung. My favorite too, Linda...... Robert.

  1. Date: 6/25/2014 9:25:00 AM
    A MASTERPIECE! My favorite too. Elaine

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 10:28:00 AM
    I can truly see why it's your favorite. It's a beautifully written memorial. Very beautifully written for them. Congratulations on the win and thank you for entering it.

  1. Date: 6/16/2014 5:31:00 AM
    Diamonds out of a coal mine ,, no wonders Linda ! loved ur fav one ,, congrats on top win !

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:23:00 PM
    This is truly a "gem" of a poem, Linda! These are very haunting words about the dark times we all go through, and yet we're filled with a hope for something better.... It is cool that everyone was given a first place. Congratulations to you, as well!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:05:00 PM
    Linda, awed! Congrats on your top winner!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 6:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with your favorite poem. I se it has won before. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Yep, I remember this one well...One of my favorites of yours too and you are right, we ALL win! Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 10:27:00 AM
    Hi, my dearest sis! Speechless every time I read this precious masterpiece. A real champion and it's one of my most most fave poems from you. Many hearty congratulations again!Hugs & cheers! I'll come back & read the others' hopefully after visiting my previous contest entries. Have a nice day to u & your loved ones! Tcare! lovem4evr,Leonora

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:25:00 AM
    This is a deep expressive write, Linda! great ending. congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 2:09:00 AM
    I am reading this poem again.Thanks for sharing your favorite poem, congrats on the well deserved win, Linda

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 12:09:00 AM
    Congrats. Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 11:01:00 PM
    It is great to see what everyone's favorite poems are...Coal mining is a very harsh life....Hugs my dear.. Tim

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 10:54:00 PM
    Thank you Sweet Carol, for the win... This is one of my own FAV'S... It was a XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win:) What a sweet Deal:):):) XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 10:38:00 PM
    well written, Linda. wonderful imagery about the black lives of some while glittering others. my fav. too. Mohan

  1. Date: 5/8/2014 7:52:00 AM
    A fantastic read on a sad subject-Death. Simply brilliant ... You do sad and dark so very well!

  1. Date: 5/6/2014 3:11:00 AM
    I'm speechless. Perfection. Magnifique!

  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:51:00 AM
    Thanks Dr Ram, for the win...xoxoxo xoxoox xoxooxox love PD

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