Substantial Difference

Jonathan A. Lacey 1987 (Texas)



I'm Blue Diamond and you're agate,
You're pyrolytic carbon and I'm a magnet.

I'm rhodium and you're steel,
You're all fake, when I'm all real.

I'm a Benz Coupe and you're a Hyundai,
Your heart hides, mine never runs away.

I'm a hundred dollar bill and you're a cent,
You're a fraction and I'm the whole percent.

I'm a strong castle and you're a weak shed,
You're far behind, while I'm way ahead.

I'm the ocean, while you're a little drop,
You're at the bottom and I'm at the top.

I take the initiative step, while you wait,
You get it twisted, while I keep it straight.

My life's going forward, yours is in reverse,
You just hurt people, while I'm a nurse.

I'm very helpful, while you couldn't care less,
You say f*ck you and I say GOD bless.
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Written on May 25, 2024

Submitted by Lacey,J on June 12, 2024

Modified by Lacey,J on June 17, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 750
Words 165
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Jonathan A. Lacey

I'm a single father of 3. I've been writing since 2004 and have over 490 poems so far. I was adopted at 15 years old and from there love, I found mine in poetry. more…

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