Diamonds in the Rough

BOYS can receive a gift

something rare and precious

but they know not what they have

some toss it around

others may set it down and forget about it

allowing it to collect dust

one may even sell it to the highest bidder


when a MAN comes across it

he sees the beauty in it

he appreciates all of its dimensions

he sees that it’s complex, yet delicate

he knows it’s value so he protects it

pressure builds diamonds

like diamonds

we have to go through some things

in order to reach our full potential

BOYS will not understand

nor appreciate this process


a MAN will

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