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A Coal Among Diamonds (Poem)

 I will dine with

       my thoughts. I will

          find happiness in my

         imaginations. I will find

        peace in the quietness of

         my room. Among candles

        that are standing straight,

           I am just a candle, that

           is lying flat. Hear the

         voices around but I am

          one with my self alone.


I am like a tree in a

       field with no other trees.

           I am all alone, even

          in a crowd. In my room,

            do I find company.

         My pillow and my bed

           are but my Friends.

          Do I go out and find

       some others Like me?


Oh no! I remember the last time.

       I would be like a coal,

  in the gathering of diamonds.

    I alone I find solace in the

      quietness of my room.

I would shy away,

          from the looks I get.


         I would get hurt by

            the words I hear

         I will feel pains, by

            the actions I see.

      In the quietness of my

           room let me be

I want only to lie, on

       this bed and let me travel

in my imaginations.

    In my imaginations, I hope to

     find friends that would hold

     my hands and smile at me.


   If I do go out to meet the world,

     What do I say will my voice,

       not irritate their ears?

        I want to sit down here

     in my room and on my

     bed. It loves me, and never

          will push me away…

About the Poem

This poem is about a teenager, who feels rejected and is scared of going out into the world, for fear of what will happen again. He must have been rejected and talked down on, the last time he tried.

He finds peace and friendship in his room. In his imagination, he has friends that have accepted him, and he creates a world of his own.

Even though around him, there are voices, he fears his voice will irritate their ears so he lies on his bed. Where he feels comfortable and loved.

Joy Okwori

Poet, Writer and Storyteller. I help you build the passion to write, and keep ink flowing on paper.

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