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You Never Lose Your Luster, a poem

If there is anything I could ever hope to tell you, it would be,

“Don’t doubt your value.  Be certain of it.”  Sumyanna



You Never Lose Your Luster


Let love

be whispers

set adrift

upon the wind.

I see you

I see you

and you are not


Let not

the chatter

of darkness fall

upon your ears,

nor let the years

of torment

wring deep

within your bones.

You –

yes, you

were meant

for more than this.

Your birth

upon this earth

a blessing, to be told

no matter if

the words were spoken.

Some truths

need not be uttered

to be sincere.

And those,

upon whom the task

to grow and mold befell –


in their ability

to see the beauty in you

but do you blame

the failure to see

on the view?

No matter

how worn

the jewels of yesteryear

have become,

they never lose

their luster

and the only lesson

that I have learned

is pity for those

who refused

to open their eyes.


© Sumyanna 2018


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Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

31 thoughts on “You Never Lose Your Luster, a poem

    1. It should be there as I haven’t changed anything. Ahh, WordPress!!! Thank you so much for enjoying the words. I wrote them for a dear friend who really faltered beneath the words and treatment she has always received. It is sad to think that anyone feels undeserving of love.


        1. So glad to hear you are trying to help her. That kind of hurt should not be known, I think. It is a blessing to help others know they matter when you know how much it means.


          1. Indeed! If I have a gift, that would be it, being there for those in desperate need. They come to me, just show up on the doorstep. It’s a privilege and honour both.


          2. So incredibly true and I am thankful when I can give to others what I know is so important. There have been people in my life that did the same for me and I guess its a way to pay it forward 🙂


    1. Yep – I am horrible at the beginning of EVERY year 🙂 I will fix it. I think I usually start using the proper date once the middle of the year comes around, only to have it change not long after…

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  1. Lovely – it feels like a prayer, but reminds me of the Julie Felix song, Anything Less than Beautiful:
    “How could anyone ever tell you
    that you’re anything less than beautiful,
    how could anyone ever tell you
    you are less than whole.
    How could anyone fail to notice
    that your loving is a miracle –
    how deeply you’re connected to my soul.”

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    1. Oh, I do love that. Have never heard it, but will look it up. I had a dear online friend who has been taught she had no value. I know it is not much, but I had to at least share something. No one should ever feel that way. I’ve felt that way before… but now I know better 🙂

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          1. I am just as blessed Jane. So sorry I haven’t been around for a while. Was sick… then went on vacation and returned for another few weeks of being sick again! I would complain, but I haven’t been sick in years so I guess it had to happen sooner or later 🙂

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          2. Still working on it… but it is on its way out finally! I’ve been sleeping elevated for over a week now. My back is killing me! So glad it wasn’t as bad as the illness I had before vacation though. This one was hard, but not as bad. Hope it stays away from you and your family. This year has been rough!

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