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The Diamond

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The Diamond

Please don't hold the diamond back
In serpent metaphor
Examine its fiery facets
Gaze into its icy core
Consider if you can
The plan
Its costly bite
The bane of man



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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:14:00 PM

    wow, very metaphoric and DEEP one from you. I was glad to easily find this one I had not seen yet.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 10/23/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:40:00 PM

    Excellent write that conveys so much....Best of luck in the contest. Hugs

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/28/2012 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cecilia.
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 6:13:00 AM

    An amazingly beautiful write, Jon! Much luck in the contest!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/28/2012 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jack. Have a wonderful week.
  1. Date: 11/28/2012 1:00:00 AM

    Diamonds are forever, unlike man, or his money. Lol ...nice write.......Seren

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/28/2012 11:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Seren.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:04:00 PM

    A great poem once again. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/28/2012 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for visiting, reading and commenting on my poem
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:11:00 PM

    great poem! the last 4 lines are so much fun to read aloud!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/28/2012 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene. I found your poem "Succinct" today. It is a gem.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 5:15:00 PM

    Diamond is my best friend. No, I know who my best friend is. Aren't they great though? "Fiery, icy", and HOT. Lol. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:58:00 PM

    Yes they hold the blood of children. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:42:00 PM

    WOW! Awesome! Good luck, my friend! :)

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 11:42:00 AM

    Beautiful breathtaking poem here Jon. Hugs, Gail

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gail. I'm wondering now if after I submit this comment it will show up on someone else's screen. This has been a strange day. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Have a wonderful day. I love your avatar. I hope one day I can get a pic of me that will post on my avatar. Haven't had any luck at it yet.
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I didn't even see your comment when I submitted the comment below to Anne Lise and it showed up on your screen. This has happened to me about 3 or 4 times now. I can't figure out why.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 11:40:00 AM

    Are you buying a ring then Jon for some lucky lady. Nice poem xx

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would be the lucky guy. But sadly no, I am not such a lucky guy. it's just a poem for the "Fire and Ice" contest. And I love all of God's creatures so I worked one into this poem. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my poem.
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I didn't even see your comment when I submitted the comment below to Anne Lise and it showed up on your screen. This has happened to me about 3 or 4 times now. I can't figure out why.
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne Lise. Now you are a diamond to be cherished and held close. Your husband is a very lucky man. P.S. Your daughter is another diamond from the same vein.
  1. Date: 11/27/2012 11:22:00 AM

    Lovely as a diamond! - Luck in contest, Jon !!! Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh Date: 11/27/2012 11:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ann Lise. You are a diamond to be cherished and held close. Your husband is a very lucky man. P.S. Your daughter is another diamond cut from the same vein.