The naked earth
stripped and plundered;
weeps blood diamonds.
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As I read it, I wondered if by "blood diamonds" you meant *those* blood diamonds, which are mined by people living in subhuman conditions, or if you were more generically saying that the Earth (Gaia) was being bled of its treasures through aggressive approaches (for example, strip mining, which leaves behind wastelands, as it completely removes the soil).
Given how the first two lines are about the destruction of nature, and not human suffering, I'm inclined to believe that you were going with the second intention, that is, destruction of the environment rather than subhuman conditions. In either case, this is a very neat, concise poem.
I'm still scratching my head about Angeline's comment, though... :)more...
I'm usually not a big fan of short poems (e.g. Haikus), but I do appreciate concise words that present compelling images that make me pause and think. This certainly did. Very well written.
Lives , dreams , childhood to mine & supply the rich their glitterin' trinkets --- there's a lot of Pablo deNeruda's sentiments in this poem ! Thnx for sharin ' : i love stark , minimalist stylin' .
....and concise. I never believed that diamonds are my best friend and it's emphasized by your poem. Beautiful and sad - like the subject.
in this brief poem. Great job of getting a world of meaning into so few words. :-)
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