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Blood Diamonds

A stone so beautiful The gem of gems This carbon icon A girls best friend In many a place mined All legal and right To be marketable To be pretty in sight On our Jewellery do we wonder Where ours come from Is this splendid stone From a war torn wrong Most are credited From a reliable source But when it comes to money Many mined by force The Kimberley Process was put in place To audit diamonds, and to trace As for the many souls, who lose their lives What a price to pay, for Blood Diamonds

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/22/2009 5:43:00 AM
This piece is quite informative and hearty. I love it. have you published a book yet?
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Date: 5/31/2009 5:13:00 PM
hi james. thank yu for all the beautiful comments you gave my poems. it is greatly encouraging. most of my poetry is about love because i am yet to be inspired by other things. i am 19 and so far ilove/the lack of it is what inspires me. i wish to expand my horizons in writing just like this poem about diamonds in south africa. a creative and beautiful write. more power to you. ~Andrea Bianca
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Date: 5/31/2009 2:34:00 PM
is a diamond really worth more than a human life?why do we fight for stones i ask myself,we should be fighting for people dying hungry to live,is this how our mind work?wonderfully said--bravo--charma
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Date: 5/31/2009 1:09:00 PM
Excellent work James, The Kimberley process is a nice system...Raul
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Date: 5/31/2009 11:13:00 AM
Very beautifully written...truly inspirational.
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Date: 5/31/2009 10:03:00 AM
Passionate, emotional and heartrending piece. We realy need to beware of what we consume and the source… blood diamond is very bad, what we had here sometimes ago was blood oil. We must arise and condemn this heartless act. keep writing you are great.
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