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fishing in the sky, or breaking into the dark


and the vines of hope soar like beanstalks toward the stars
intertwining in wishes, and seeking another heart
there isn’t always giants with treasures above the clouds
some times the greatest values are masked as hard work on the ground…

if diamonds, jewels, and gold are all found hidden beneath,
and we are willing to break our backs just to catch one of these things…
ought we naught look underneath how things always appear…
how long will it take us to learn, magic and beans won’t get us there…

all the wealth on earth, whether in a heart or of the ground
requires digging and moving some piled up things around
i know it doesn’t look pretty, as you’re still fishing in the stars,
but I’m the kind of jewel royals use to adorn their hearts…

so you dug up a diamond of the deep
in your search for a magic bean,
you leave me here to go climb into the sky,
or we can kindle a fire, and let our love be purified…

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Prisoners of diamonds & snow… set free


The highest quality cut diamond,
was set into the golden ring,
His trembling hands fought to hold it
as he proposed to her on one knee…

How her heart & mind were torn!
Her heart loved him to the point it burned!
but, he was going off to war,
on a mission, from whence he might never return…

But looking into his golden green eyes,
She could do nothing but fall into his arms
She cried yes with her future & soul
begging the Lord to protect him from all harms…

The drive to the airport was eternal,
He embraced & kissed her tenderly
& it took more strength to let him go
than she ever could have imagined she’d need..

Minutes ticked away & she counted the days.
A phone call a week, with bad reception…
days turned to weeks, & weeks to months,
She started to question if she’d see him again.

When her doorbell rang, her heart sank into a cry
She let the stiff man in his uniform quietly step inside.
“Ma’am, he’s been captured…behind enemy lines…”
This couldn’t be real… “At least he’s alive…”

The torture of questions & uncertainty
Visits were paid by neighbors in vain…
Thick snow began to fall on her doorstep,
but she didn’t bother to sweep it away…

Finally she took a star-lit walk one midnight
She couldn’t hold in her terrified tears
She took off her gloves & sunk her knees into ice
screaming at God her waves of fears…

She looked down at the answer on her hand
the symbol of captivity he held her heart in..
the diamond must have fallen in the snow,
for it was no longer safe in her golden band..

She frantically stirred the white crystals all around
but her diamond was just another snowflake on the ground
and through blurry stinging eyes, she couldn’t even see
was this God’s answer to her heartfelt pleas?

She made herself as much as prisoner as he,
Enough of the tears, enough of the self-pity…

She set to work, determined with insanity…
and knit 3 boxes of scarves…
cooked home-made fudge & cookies
then wrote an honest plea for their mercy.

She went to send the box, knowing it would be in vain
The February sunshine, turned the snow into rain…

When she unlocked the door, she rocked in disbelief
there was her fiance, bended once again on his knee…

holding in strong, firm hands, a single diamond to her
“It’s over”, he whispered, “I’m home from the war”…

“I went out to pray, & found this diamond from your ring…
and if you still love me, then come away & marry me…”

With the melting snow, God had made everything right
She walked down an aisle of roses, in glistening white…

Together, they moved away from the snow and ice…
They lived a humble life, cutting diamonds to make ends meet…
.. & with a love eternal, a love secured in mutual sacrifice…
They lived as love’s prisoners forever, the free-est of the free, …

 

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