Blood Diamonds

Another catch up poem. Prompt was to write a hay(na)ku, a style created by the poet Eileen Tabios.

 

True
Love, the
Start of forever

Forever
Finally together
Sealed by stone

Stone
Precisely cut
Dazzling in light

Light
Glimmering at
The mine’s opening

Opening
Filled with
Dust and darkness

Darkness
Chiseling away
At blasted ore

Ore
Crushed to
Bits and pieces

Pieces
Like their
Villages, war torn

Torn
Financing insurgency
Led by warlords

Warlords
From Angola
To Ivory Coast

Coast
Where ships
Dock for transport

Transport
Every stone
To the city

City
Where jewelers
Reside, it’s true

True
Love, the
Start of forever

Forever
Finally together
Sealed by stone.

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