Diamonds or Thorns

Why do we write our poems // our stories
Who will care // Who will read our work
We write for ourselves
remembering life as we want it to be
gathering diamonds or thorns from life’s ashes
knowing the story is never the story;
but rather, a perspective of our past
written and shaped to suit how we want
our history // our feelings //our life
remembered…
What are you gathering from the ashes?
Are you passing on diamonds or thorns?

Bing photos:  diamonds – thespruce.com   thorns – gospel coalition

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27 thoughts on “Diamonds or Thorns

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  2. Loved this so much!! Life gives both doesn’t it? Thorns and diamonds? So, I’m thinking we get inspiration and poems from both!!! Wonderful post! Especially, liked your lines – “What are you gathering from the ashes?
    Are you passing on diamonds or thorns?” Bellissimo, Dwight, Bellissimo!!!
    Chuck

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  3. I love the metaphor for writing, Dwight: ‘gathering diamonds or thorns from life’s ashes’. For me it has to be thorns, which protect fruit or flowers. I don’t mind going through a bit of pain to find sweetness and beauty, am attracted to the dark side, and I was never keen on diamonds – not my best friends

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