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The Terminator
(9 November 1877 - 21 April 1938 / Sialkot / British India)

The Terminator

Poem By George Murdock

My stuff is so vile, I am less than dust
while your gleam rends the mirror's heart.
My darkness lights the chafing-dish
before I am incinerated. A miner's boot
tramples my head, covering me with ashes.

Do you know my life's gist?
A condensed sliver of smoke, transformed
into a single spark, in feature and nature
starlike, your every facet a splendor,
light of the king's eye, the dagger's jewel.

Friend, be wise, the diamond replied, assume
a bezel's dignity! Loam strives to harden
to fill my bosom with radiance. Burn
because you are soft. Banish fear and grief.
Be hard as stone, be a diamond.

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Burn because you are soft. Banish fear and grief. Be hard as stone, be a diamond. great moral teaching
Wow, what awesome poetry, such meter! !
Miner's boot! ! ! ! I am less than dust. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
This poem, inspires me, with the symbolism of the diamond, meaning beauty.The poet endows the diamond, with beauty and all it empire, \The poet also, provides a contrat, coal verses the precious diamond, encapsulating, a paradise for the soul
A dialogue between coal and diamond, beautifully rendered


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