written by: Marshall Hughes
There is no doubt, you are a diamond in your life and mine
Unbreakable, solid, mesmerisingly beautiful, cubic crystalline
Created in our earth’s mantle, a rare sight, solid and sound
The oldest of gemstones, nature’s ultimate art of perfection
With small imperfections to illuminate light rays of reflection.
Eternal, knowledgeable, exquisite treasures of middle earth
The fiery furnace forges together carbon bonds through rebirth
From high pressure conditions emerges a new beauty of life
Escaping the depths of existence upon volcanic eruptions
To the surface, waiting, for our precision-cut transformation.
Let your imagination fly on a journey through time and space
To experience other worlds that create such elegance and grace
Your arms reach out, fingertips, touching this wonder of nature
Staring in awe, the diamond rain falls, ethereal, crystal clear
Forming in carbon-rich clouds, high up in the stratosphere.
Right here, right now, I want to drown in your structural scent
I can only presume this is a place full of pleasurable torment
A floral delight, with rich undertones of rose, vanilla and cedar
Serious, sensual, vibrant, youthful, complex, all the traits I adore
You, my diamond life, are a rare symbol of love, forever more.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I wrote this poem for someone special in my life, Jo Ahlberg.