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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!” :) pd

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 12/19/2020 1:09:00 PM
Wow, "Alone they sit in a morbid home."... quite an intriguing poem. Well done, Linda.
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Date: 12/18/2020 4:59:00 PM
A superbly descriptive Epic. Excellent rhythm, as well.
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Date: 12/17/2020 3:15:00 AM
Hmm, a moving one. So well done
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Date: 5/9/2016 12:33:00 AM
Dark, gritty and excellent flow of rhythm. This has got great pace and is a good performance piece.
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Date: 4/28/2016 7:52:00 AM
i loved it
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Date: 3/31/2016 3:06:00 AM
That was fantastic ! Nice to meet Ya Linda !
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Date: 3/28/2016 12:45:00 PM
Hi Linda, I find this poem so awesome - it has a wonderful balance of music and power and seriousness. It lingers. Thank you for your creativity!
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Date: 2/22/2016 6:20:00 PM
Wow
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Date: 12/30/2015 8:26:00 PM
No this is Epic Great job
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Date: 12/6/2015 10:55:00 AM
very amazing!
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Date: 11/22/2015 10:39:00 PM
Wow, your poetic talent is amazing!
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Date: 9/2/2015 12:56:00 AM
BIG congrats . truly your most famous masterpiece, PD!!
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Date: 9/1/2015 1:23:00 AM
Congrats on your superb awesome winning write Linda! Adjectives are less to appreciate this!
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Date: 8/30/2015 3:53:00 PM
PD, congratulations on your win:-)Alexis
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Date: 8/30/2015 2:43:00 PM
Such a deep and powerful write, PD !! No wonder it got pages and pages of viewers !! Congrats to you!
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Date: 8/30/2015 10:44:00 AM
Brilliant images wonderful metaphors an incredible write Linda - congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/11/2015 8:59:00 PM
Embracing once again this incredible and outstanding masterpiece of yours my dearest sis and BFF! This is one of my most most fave poems of yours. Many Warm Congratulations on your wonderful win! Many hugs and cheers! Btw, how are you? Hope you're doing well. Mind, me, no classes today. It's Mother's Day here and Queen's Bday of Thailand. Happy Mother's Day from my side of the world! God bless! love lots, forever sis-BFF, Leonora
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Date: 8/10/2015 6:25:00 PM
SWEET....... SID
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Date: 8/10/2015 3:16:00 PM
Awesome use of metaphors !! No wonder it is in the winners’ list. Congrats..Sara
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Date: 8/10/2015 2:57:00 PM
Great write and win Linda...Congrats
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Date: 8/10/2015 1:28:00 AM
What a creative masterpiece Linda!Congrats on ur awesome winning work!
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Date: 8/9/2015 6:17:00 PM
Wonderful write ! You have given us a lot to think about in the concise words that you have used here.. Kudos to you !
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Date: 8/9/2015 5:20:00 PM
So many brilliant images here, PD. and imagery often leads to METAPHOR. WAY to GO in this contest. Always good to see your poems again. Congratulations to you.
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Date: 8/9/2015 10:16:00 AM
Linda, beautiful pen congratulations on your win Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/26/2015 10:59:00 PM
What else can I say, Linda? Nine pages of comments must have already said all there is to say about the beauty and excellence that is BLACK DIAMOND NIGHT. So I'll just say I love it so much I'll just fav it! hugs! Kim
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