Like a Stone

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I was thinking about th elife cycle of a stone and this popped out of my head in about 5 minutes so forgive me if it has issues.

Like a polished stone I have a life

My time starts from heat and strife

The pressure it moulds and shapes

And leaves me part of a huge landscape


But as time passes I find my way

And in one spot I rarely stay

With the wind and rain as my guides

I take on new facets in huge strides


Time is nothing but fire and ice

With the passing I lose another slice

My outer shell is cracked and worn

And from my birthplace I am torn


I am now only half that what I used to be

And there is less and less for you to see

But I am unique, an individual to behold

A gem I was thousands of years past told


I had started out to be loose and earthly

But a millennium of life and now I’m wealthy

I have lived and seen a million seasons

To see man evolving with unknown reasons


And as a simple stone I found my way

To be with my family where I will stay

A precious gem never more to be alone

Not a bad ending for a humble stone

Submitted: April 17, 2012

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I wanted to look at your work as you left me some lovely comments and im so glad I did ! I really like your work this is a amazing poem and i love the rhyming.nice work !

Tue, April 17th, 2012 8:54am


thank you and you r welcome

Tue, April 17th, 2012 6:52am

glitter snow426

simply Amazing, Wonderful and Fantastic stuff, love this brightest gem,you are a talented gem GREAT WORK, SO DOWN TO EARTH LIFE! And, thank you very much for your warm sweet comments, you will always be a nice, terrific, comforting friend. take care, Vincey

Tue, April 17th, 2012 2:25pm


Thanks babe I appreciate your words,

Tue, April 17th, 2012 5:55pm


a precious gem of a poem you at your best :) ... we have many posts you may not of read if you would like to come by to read some if you have time :)

Wed, April 18th, 2012 3:15pm


Thanks Tracy I will I am a tad busy for a couple of days but I'll get there.

Wed, April 18th, 2012 4:22pm

Insane Membrane

hey like this one nice thoughts

Thu, April 19th, 2012 6:05pm


thanks dude

Thu, April 19th, 2012 4:09pm


your poems always entertain me. They are creative and they make me think and that to me means a good peice of writing.

Fri, April 27th, 2012 1:13am


Thank you yet again If thats how you feel my work here is done.

Fri, April 27th, 2012 12:01am

lapu shingle

Nice work I love the poems on this site and your in my top 5 well done pal keep it up

Sun, April 29th, 2012 4:18pm


Thank you so much that is nice to know

Sun, April 29th, 2012 5:19pm


Great work man. Just my sort of thing! i love it when simple rhyme works - people think that rhyming verse is easier than free verse, but i disagree! this is a great example of superb structure. well done!

i have 2 new poems; Axis and The Tree ... id love any feedback .. cheers!

Mon, April 30th, 2012 8:10pm


No prob mate and I agree to make a poem rhyme that does not sound contrived is difficult. I find free verse so hard to do now that I have been doing rhyme for so long. And I shall mosy on over.

Mon, April 30th, 2012 4:53pm

Si Cotic

Beautiful poem! Simple and wonderful, i really enjoyed it! well done!

Tue, May 1st, 2012 8:44am


thanks Si for the comments

Tue, May 1st, 2012 2:44am


What can I say? excellent!!xx

Sat, May 5th, 2012 5:26pm


Thanks Darling I appreciate it

Sat, May 5th, 2012 7:41pm


Wow nicely done. This is my fav style of poetry and I wrote all my stuff that way,,,untill I received a looong comment on how its time for change. So Im moulding and shaping. Great write !!...Mx

Sun, May 6th, 2012 12:57pm


Thanks babe I try to step it up but I always fall back into my flow.

Sun, May 6th, 2012 3:10pm


I don't mean to pester you with my lame comments but i couldn't help myself but comment on this one:))

Wed, June 13th, 2012 2:41pm


I lkike this to and you are not pestering me at all keep it up I am here for you

Wed, June 13th, 2012 8:52pm


Personally this gives me hope.
I haven't been on for months because I haven't been able to write a thing I have finally got round to something but I feel this piece right here was what I tried to write myself but I'm struggling, its called " Trapped' ".
If I catch your time I would really be grateful for your input.
Your humble personality and dark soul heals me sometimes,
I have never really escaped while reading a poem only ever writing one.
its a first for me and that alone I have to give you full credit for. Thank You.


Tue, June 19th, 2012 1:18am


Thanks babe and I already have read your work and it gives me both hope and fear you need to relate to you more and not appease others. go for it! its one destiny and thats all we have dont mess shit up write it down. Let the words flow and dont stop them. Oh and thanks I love thi sbecause I was inspired by a song

Mon, June 18th, 2012 6:31pm


Another brilliant poem. I just love how you merged human lives with a life of a stone and made it so similar to each other. Gets a like from me!

Thu, February 14th, 2013 11:19pm


Thank you I love teh challange of melding the real with teh fantisy of life and looking at how art imitates life or in this case a little stone who can be something once polished.

Thu, February 14th, 2013 3:36pm

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