The Diamond and the Damned

diamonddamnedThe Diamond and the Damned

One ring may rule them all
But two will bind us together.

Commitments hard as diamonds,
Bound to an infallible ideal designed
To reflect change and weather sieges,
Daily remind us of choices made that
Cannot be unmade.

Remind us that choices bow to the commitment
And commitment bows to the ideal.

Ideal hard as diamonds,
Opaque walls that muffle sight and
Sound, warnings and calls,
Cannot be scratched or breached
But can perhaps be broken.

Free will as hard as diamonds,
Last resource of the damned
Refuge of evolution,
Hides beneath the ring and
Waits for the hammer on the anvil.

About joegergen

To evoke a smile. That's all. Author of "Methane Wars: A Fable" and "Lear's Fool" as well as various poems and some these painting things as well.
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