Monday, December 29, 2008

DIAMONDS (Umoja - Unity)

heat it
stir it
place it on top of the burner.
put the lid on tight.
pressure cook the Hell out of it.
watch it boil,
and bounce around
falling one over the other
over and over
a big wooden spoon splits and
whirls it to the sides of
a big black cauldron as it
fights the final meltdown
from an intense flame underneath.
and burned.
broken up,
broken down
to its basic elements.
from heat
coal into diamonds
in the rough
cut so fine
so we all can shine.

Diamonds by Shazza Nakim
Copyright © by Peace of Mind Publishings and with permission by Shazza Nakim

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