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Diamonds Can Lie Forever
by Lori L Moore
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
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Her bouquet was thrown with laughter and dreams
the burdens of happiness far removed from the
whitewashed spectacle

Locked in time, life stood still
with a ring and a name and a promised I do

A victim of self deception,
deceiving and standing deceived
impressed that rings and names can somehow change
the ways of a an untrue heart

Kodak intentions soon yellow
like ageing Polaroids
when perjured plans collapse
beneath the heaviness of integrity

Diamonds can
lie forever

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/9/2009
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/22/2005
Our emotions are always bought with one thing or another - diamonds, fast cars, holidays overseas, grand wedding receptions et cetera. "Diamonds can lie forever" is a powerful line! Unfortunately the hypnotising glitter of the stone blinds.

I have written one "Would You Take Me Back" - kind of on the same page but on a different level.

God bless, Lori!

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/16/2005
Great play on the old cliche and an even better thought morsel.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/16/2005

Can't they though. But what joy when you find that one diamond in the rough. :)

An excellent write--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/15/2005
True hearts can be hard to find but a great treasure when you find them. They rarely are connected with dimonds. Great write.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/15/2005
The Whole Idea Is To Be a REALIST Not An IDEALIST Forever...

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/15/2005
The Duck quacked the words straight out of my... bill... ouch! Yes, you have coined this deftly and economically here, Lori. Fantastically impressed by your "whitewashed spectacle": that is just so IT in some instances: think I have been looking for that phrase myself for a long time... A black and white write, this, and so sadly spot on. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/15/2005
Tugs at the heart strings Lori
A true heart is indeed a treasure
Reviewed by Walter Jones 6/15/2005
A feel of common practice and ritual, from past to dying future. View of time old roots, to new how will you give me, pawn played first, life lived second... This was an exceptional write..Walt
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 6/15/2005
We too often relate the feelings of love to the size of the diamond. I don't know how many times I've heard someone remark, "Oh he must really love her..Did you see the size of that rock?" We live in a materialistic world, with materialistic values, and we've been there so long we've forced the propaganda on our following generations.
Yes Lori, diamonds can lie forever..and it's quite unfortunate that we let them.
Great write!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/15/2005
Now this is good, unique, origianal and very real. YOu nailed this one with a topic coverage that only you can do. Well done Lori.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/15/2005
Hell of a play on the old standby phrase, "Diamonds are . . ."
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/15/2005
impressed that rings and names can somehow change
the ways of an untrue heart

They truly cannot, and I love your 'diamonds can lie forever' phrase.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/15/2005
True true much intense reality in this beauty of a write,a top ending too..excellent Lori.
Best wishes
your fan
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 6/14/2005
Lori dear, while diamonds are a girl's best friend and diamonds are forever, I could simply swear that a man has no respect for the integrity or santuary of the marriage. Now while not all men are this way, there is a very good majority of them that are. We are lured by the diamond ring, the soft whispers of enderaing love, and all the while the man speaking those words have other ideas about what is decent in HIS world, not ours. My fiance keeps telling me he loves me every day, but why doesn't he send me flowers? Or why doesn't he call me on the phone? Or why doesn't he send me thigns to show his true love for me? I mean, I am not a material girl, but we are separated by a few thousand miles. I just want to know that I am still in his heart. Words can be empty nothings, when the man has ulterior motives. Do they marry us just what they can get at night? I mean if that is so, aren't there places a man can go for that? I would giggle a little here, but this is a subject too close to home for all of us women who have been betrayed by a man and it is not even funny. When I finally finish my autobiography, everyone will know the treacheries, the horrors, the decption I had to endure at the hands of men who made empty promises. Thnx for sharing sis, this really is true for all of us. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, stubborn to a fault, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little terrified sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/14/2005
Hah, Jude is so very right.
Yup have been hit there to often.
The old, IF ONLY!!!!!!
This sure makes one think. Should be under the catagory. Horror.
Reviewed by jude forese 6/14/2005
some people don't care if diamonds lie as long as they keep shinning ...

your poem speaks volumes on the "integrity" of love ...
Reviewed by A PAX 6/14/2005
this is dead on
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/14/2005
"Diamonds can lie forever" is a fantastic line! The sad fact is how often they do just that. Superb write Lori!

Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 6/14/2005
Such great truth, in so few words, Lori!

Thank you for your condolences. They are
much appreciated.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/14/2005
This poem slaps the reader on the side of the head and reminds us that people don't change, no matter what fairytale they choose to reside in. Deception remains deception even beneath the white veil of commitment. If I had a dollar for everytime a man wearing a wedding ring begged me for favors under the guise that "his wife didn't understand him or his needs," I would be walking in much nicer shoes. Great poem, Lori!
Take care,
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/14/2005
Deception and an untrue heart, what a way to begin and end.
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