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Diamonds Are Forever
by Toris Okotie

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The night has just fallen asleep

With the moon eye wildly open

Stars glittering from their hanging place

And the water waves smashing on the riverbank


I a poet, inspired by the night

Begins to inscribe a night so perfect

As my pen engraved all that is seen

My curiosity drew my eyes

And fixed it a couple walking down the shore


As they walk along gazing at each other

The waves repeatedly washed their prints

And by the looks on their eyes

Never before has love been more defined


Amidst this perfect night

A stranger walked toward them

Demanding all that they had

But with eyes of denial

The young man refused to give all but his wallet

With firm grip, he held tightly to his pocket

But the stranger, knowing that his time was up

Signified by the coast guard horns

Releases a trigger and was lost by the night


Slowly down the beach shore

The young man fell, with a smile on his face

And his hand still holding firmly to the pocket

As he fell straight down on the floor

An engagement ring made of pure diamond

Gently rolled out of his pocket

And with the last breath he took

He placed the ring on her finger

But death came knocking

Before he could pop the question


Goodbye, goodbye

Her tears kept on saying

And as she held the ring towards the moon

“Yes I will, yes I will”

She screamed out loud

Hoping that he could hear her answer

Before the clouds took him forever


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Reviewed by Afrika Abney 8/23/2003
What a womderful write and picture. Nice flow and use of words. Thanks for sharing this with us.One Love
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/18/2003
This is such a BEAUTIFUL PIECE Toris...excellant and lovely penning!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/18/2003
This is a tear jerking write that touched me very deeply. Fantastic writing!
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/18/2003
beautiful write

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/18/2003
nearly forgot about you, toris; sorry about that! glad i could stop by and read this exquisite write! so enjoyed this! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/18/2003
Wonderful write and beautiful picture!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/18/2003
A splendid poem, the photo enhances the beauty you express, even in sadness there is hope!Superb Torie!
Reviewed by nevine Al Seidi (Reader) 8/18/2003
My, My, My!!!!
Isn't that awesome? Lovely picturesque tragedy that emanates light.
Today seems a great day at the Den, really. It seems like the curse was broken!

Thank you for preaching beauty!
Nevine Al Seidi

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