Diamonds To Shine



Diamonds To Shine

I used to believe in society's lies,
Then I had to look beyond the alibis.
I had walked along with head low hung,
Forgetting the dreams I had when I was young.
Suddenly I saw this calamity of mine,
And it was clear God made me a diamond to shine.
As it always does-Truth became the confessor,
You can't learn to succeed from the broke professor.
God never gave me dreams I couldn't reach,
Yet in school that's what they like to teach.
Now that the truth has been revealed,
A diamond I'm becoming my fate is sealed.
The time has come I do believe,
For me to finally achieve.
The level of Gods anticipation for me,
Which is to become the best I can be.
And If I can only touch someones' inner soul,
And reignite the candle that motivates their goal.
If I can open their eyes to the success at hand,
And love each one enough to make them understand.
The success would be theirs even more than mine,
For God made us all like diamonds to shine.
Written By Donald James Kirby Von Koehler
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Submitted on January 17, 2021

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Scheme A BBCCAADDEEFFGGHHIIJJAAD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 976
Words 191
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 23

Donald James Kirby Von Koehler

I was born in Buried Washington in 1965 at Burien general the rest is a blur..........okay just kidding ]:P I have always loved music I played Strawberry Fields Forever on the Drums at my 2nd grade Talent show and took 2nd place at the age of 13 I started writing lyrics at a pace of 5 to 10 an hour sometimes 25 a day- at the age of 16 I learned by ear Piano still don't read music but I have over 60 made up songs on the keyboards. I have won Poet awards in October 2006 and a couple editors awards for Caught up in the moment and There's a Part of me I got a trophy when I won for Perfect Alibi. more…

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