One Diamond in the Dirt

One Diamond in the Dirt
One Diamond in the Dirt

The rags he wore his pride,
the empty pouch his vacant lie,
but a soul as bright as rapturous stars,
heaven pinned in boulevards of time.

His step were tenuous,
bare footed and generous,
eyes as clear as morning light,
glistening in the darkest ebony night.

Passers by would glance fleetingly,
judging his bedraggled shell,
yet no-one knew his mind so well
as to realize his worth.

A soul stripped of all the lies,
joyous mind no compromise,
had driven him be nothing other
than himself, one true vessel of love.

And some stared unknowingly,
feeling the light within him shine,
to remind them his visage was no indication
of the souls that stood before them.

His face was soiled yet somehow youthful,
and his feet blackened from the streets,
he held prayer beads in his left hand,
his steps so steady and fluid, his smile a treat.

His shaved head glistened in the street lights,
wooden staff to guide his steps,
robes so simple and threadbare,
yet all that was not his care.

His treasure lay within,
freedom his polished acronym,
and few could see where wisdom nested,
yet his heart was full and love invested.

Peace had found a soul complete,
in kindness and love he rested whole,
and people rushed by here and there,
rarely seeing this one giving man, prosper.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “One Diamond in the Dirt

  • October 30, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    “one true vessel of love.” and “His treasure lay within,”, such beautiful phrasing to describe this kind and joyful soul. That picture is the image of a loving man. Did you paint that, Tony? I can see and sense peace in the face. Wonderful verse, so emotive and beautiful. I love it.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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    No not mine Phyllis, but a fitting pic to accompany the verse. So pleased you enjoyed. Cheers!

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