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All that Glitters

Dug up from a place way down low
 With a core as black as coal
 Wrapped in layers and layers of glitter
 Oh! How it twitter, twitter, twitters

Can it be...can it be...a diamond in the rough?
Oh! So hard...Oh! So hard...Oh! So hard and tough

Displaying facets...like no other
Perhaps a diamond undercover
Sucking...sucking...up the light
From a Van Gogh Starry night?

Those stars that look like DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

Displaying such a NEED and GREED
Planting carbon coated seeds
With the hopes one day to be
The biggest star the world has ever seen

Much bigger than those fallen stars
The biggest diamond...Oh! By far
With a core as black as coal
A hard core gem without a soul

Its facets ...Oh! so hard to see
Can all its glitter simply be
An alloy with one purpose...to deceive
To cover up...The FAKE...The FRAUD
Of a glitter coated  DEMAGOGUE?
A triple A Zirconia at best!

Who may one day  be seen
oh! So CLEARLY
On a  midnight...Oh! So DREARY
With every facet clearly showing
Its true colours boldly glowing
Displayed for all the world to see
How totally they were deceived 

As they look into the blinding light
With eyes that will never see tomorrow


Author:  Elaine C. George
Written:  November 2016

Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 11/18/2017 12:07:00 AM

    A long poem but so easy to read! I love the way you use words and think it is a wonderful poem! :)
  1. Date: 11/17/2017 12:20:00 PM

    Elaine, a very powerful write, but I must wonder if anyone was truly deceived. We all have minds of our own, perhaps he is exactly what they wanted or perhaps it wasn't what they wanted that was important but what they didn't want. If the Nazi party was created and nurtured by a single mind, WWII would never have happened.
  1. Date: 11/17/2017 9:49:00 AM

    Beautiful imagery, Elaine.
  1. Date: 11/17/2017 8:40:00 AM

    Fantastic pen!! "A triple A Zirconia at best" made me giggle, such a smart penning, the whole thing. Thank you for posting! xomo

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