A Flawed Diamond

Written by: Meagan Yet Foy

I am a diamond, a faceted gem
One thousand faces each flawed are them
Some hold the truth but most hold the lies
Hidden barely behind all my beautiful smiles
Nobody knows but surely they’ve felt
The darkness inside me my true, hidden self

That’s which is captured, kept under lock and key
Sometimes they surface through my flaws they seep
A diamond is meant to be strong, clear and pure
It keeps under pressure and is always sure
This is what all the others wish only to see
They never look deeper they never truly see

I may be a diamond though flawed as I am
The strength they perceived I was endowed by them
When leaned on by someone there are only two things to do
Be dragged down by them or you learn to stand true
I have always believed that the second was right
Cause even when dragged down, one is able to fight

Now, is it not better to let the other one fall?
So when they hit rock bottom, you are able to stand tall
To lean down a hand and share with them your strength
The bond that you share may have been stretched full length
 But the lessons they lived hard learnt as they came
Engraved by the fall but are healing all the same

Some things must be learnt from taking a fall
Not by leaning on others, expecting them to stand tall
You must not be afraid when others knock you down
It may hurt like hell and turn you around
But to live in this world you must stand on your own
Take note of your flaws and skills you can hone

For one tiny hole, unprotected, is all it takes
Shattered with destruction left in its wake
A flaw or weakness that is exploited will grow
From deep within; from where the seeds were sown
Like veins of darkness running through the purest of gems
One good blow, weakened, will shatter them

I may be a diamond, darkened flaws and all
I will not be broken, shattered from a fall
I am stronger even with strength, given it may be
It runs deep within creating the self that I claim to be me
I may not have earned a diamond’s many skills
But the thing that defines me is my diamond will.