Stephen Cahill Furlong (23 August 1992 / Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
I Am A Diamond In The Rough
I am a diamond in the rough.
I don't care whether or not you believe in that stuff.
One way or another, I shall triumph over adversity;
My work will be read by people in and beyond Dublin City.
With all possible effort, I will certainly become a writer
Because I persistently declare myself a strong fighter.
Despite a hard life, it is I who'll stand out from the crowd;
I will not be ranked as low as a corpse in a shroud.
Even in depressing times of loneliness, I stay at home
Where I express my true talent in the form of a poem.
I listen to no one but myself, most certainly not a bully,
Because they simply will never understand fully
That I am just a diamond in the rough
And that the notion of quitting just isn't good enough.
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