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Born By Fire

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Below is the poem entitled Born By Fire which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Born By Fire

Deep within the earth's crust
slowly over the centuries
it had gradually made it's way
finally it reached the light of day

Dull and round as big as a golf ball
it lay on the ground enduring rain
followed by wind and sunshine
slowly the outer skin came away

At last it was free yet still dull
a man picked it up excitement in his heart
he took it to a jeweller's for polishing
it was cut and shaped letting light in

Weighing 12 carats it was well acclaimed
as into gold it was set, an engagement ring
thus this stone born of fire and pressure
graced beauty's hand with its own beauty

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  1. Date: 1/12/2014 10:31:00 PM
    Youve painted the picture of how diamonds are born of pressurized carbon. Good read. - JT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/14/2014 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty JT nice to see you Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 9:25:00 AM
    What an interesting read, Shadow! very well written.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Bindu ty glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 7:59:00 AM
    I even enjoyed reading this more the second time, I think yesterday I was a bit distracted. Is this a true story? Also I am glad you are feeling better.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    the thought came from a book by Wilbur Smith Rick ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 3:22:00 AM
    This has many meanings, however I love this interpretation. We have special abilities and the jeweller is a mentor who helps us hone our thing. Very nice!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes it has Kennedy like the phoenix happy you enjoyed it ty Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:07:00 AM
    This is very cool Shadow, I like it.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Rick feeling a bit better today Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 2:16:00 PM
    NICE WRITE Shdow,hope to see you drop by and comment on my poems.Thanks and bye for now

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Austin I enjoyed visiting your work ty for reading mine Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 9:42:00 PM
    As this brilliant poem graced my heart! Shadow you shine!! chuck

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    aw Chuck how sweet of you ty for enjoying Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 4:56:00 PM
    Nice write, it is strange how mankind values one thing over another, when everything is so beautiful. Loved your poem....peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think is to do with the rarity of some items Peter false value by humans when as you say so much is beautiful and also currently free lol
    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter sry for tardy reply have been a bit under the weather ty for enjoying Shadow x smile hug