Adeline Foster

Freshman - 961 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~love's Diamond - Poem by Adeline Foster

Love's Diamond


In me cried a silent need;
I knew not what it was.
All around I heard men plead
And croon the need of love.
'What is this precious gem, ' I ask,
'And where can it be found? '
Both fools and wise men make reply
And clamor to expound.
Some said twas found in little things
That make our life worthwhile.
Others said it was desire
Yet could not reconcile
Why it should burn out like a fire
When that desire was spent.
Like a diamond's living gleam,
Love should be permanent.
'You ask too much, ' the fool replied,
'For love is all around.
It need not stand the test of time
Nor smoulder in the ground.
Who knows what angry heat or cold
A diamond must withstand.
Other gems are dazzling
And serve the hearts of man.
Should one loose its luster
There are more to be found.
Not all men need traverse
The diamond's arduous ground.'
Could this be the reason
For man's continuous plea?
Has he perceived the genuine
In a facsimile?
Impatience for a liaison,
It is false gems men crave.
Leave acquisition of the genuine
To the patient and the brave.
For while men seek a diamond,
They settle for mere glass
Then claim the price of diamonds
More than the gods would ask


Comments about ~love's Diamond by Adeline Foster

  • Rookie - 14 Points Alex Medina (8/13/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    Rather than have the patience to wait for their soul mate,
    People settle for less.
    Powerful. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,732 Points Hazel Durham (9/29/2012 10:42:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with great ryhthm and flow, i really enjoyed it, great write! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (9/22/2012 1:57:00 PM)

    Ah! Love's Diamond is a gem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Haley Akin (7/10/2011 12:30:00 AM)

    I really like the first half of this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Peter Strugnell (2/13/2011 3:30:00 PM)

    like this poem very much (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,733 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/19/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    Hi! Adeline.Patience is required indeed. Try 'Music' (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 935 Points Rachel Ann Butler (11/25/2008 1:47:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing with me these words which left me with thought. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr Rajesh Kumar Vaid (11/25/2008 6:32:00 AM)

    Sometimes, there are short poems, which I am not able to read, and than there are long poems which are difficult to finish and reconcile in itself! Here is one of the beautiful poems I have read 'here', which is having such a flow, as only can be given by Oak of a poet! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Fiona Davidson (11/22/2008 12:57:00 PM)

    Beautiful well written piece...thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, July 27, 2015


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