Insatiable treasure

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

88 thoughts on “Insatiable treasure

    • I do not give a damn for being valued by all either, Alice. But saying no when someone asks for something possible by my hand, yet when it doesn’t happen when they want, belittle my value, that hurts me too.

    • I will do that, Genebrother and not give up on my quest. I hope others on quest for a treasure in me find the diamonds too.

    • Perhaps we do, Mr. Blaque. If only first we exhausted the other gemstones before looking for the diamonds… πŸ˜‰

  1. Sorry, I do not critique the poetry of others. I either enjoy it and tell you so, or I remain quiet. I do not have sufficient knowledge of the art to be able to critique. That said, I enjoyed your poem.

  2. beautiful wonders…

    everything happens for a reason, hope that you find real diamond of your life.

    Thanks for the support to poets rally.
    Happy Rally.

  3. I couldn’t imagine using these three words together…enjoyed the poem. Have to words to push today…but got the “push” from you to see what I can do with these three words ☺.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

    • Well yes, Siggi, Thom’s words are always challenging in randomness. Glad you liked it, and hope to see your three word feast soon too. πŸ™‚

  4. Haha! (Cynical laughter) I believe, and it has taken me a l-o-n-g time to understand this, but those “big” diamonds are found within yourself. They sparkle when you are true to yourself. They shine when you do not feel bad because you aren’t everything to everybody, and lastly they sing because they know you have been given the test of “self” and have come out on top. Being good to yourself does not mean you lack compassion when it comes to other people, it just means you like yourself and live your life accordingly.

    Sorry. think I got carried away. Meant every word, however.

    • I do realize that the things I consider to be sapphires or emeralds might as well be diamonds, Jerry. And yes, when I’m true, I find them to be shining. Yet others on the quest to find me never see the diamonds, but only the other gemstones. Those are some wonderful words of inspiration to me, and I thank you for that. Always, I will treasure them and think of them when I feel down in the dumps. Please don’t apologize for the words, it is not at all necessary.

  5. I would like to think this idea came to you because you became an international walking encyclopedia for many a bloggers and sadly, I am one who always needs your rescue on blogging matters πŸ˜›

    But isn’t it nice? But you don’t need to be an expert in everything they would ask you, just the right knowledge needed is enough…coz everything in excess is dangerous πŸ˜›

    You’re a diamond Leo – friendship-wise ! πŸ˜‰

    • Not really, no. I’m no encyclopedia on any matter, Amity. But you’re quite welcome to think that. It is nice, yes, when you don’t need to be an expert at everything. In fact, I’m not even trying to be an expert at something. But it sort of hurts when others want you to be that, and you have to end up saying no πŸ˜› Thanks for finding me to be a diamond. πŸ˜†

  6. that is true ppl never look at what you do know of a certain topic…its about the unknown, finding reason or things to fit t what they think is right..this kinda right is a topic that wud make good for debates…

    • Well Chimnese, it is a debate perhaps.. one I take up with myself a lot. I know somethings I don’t know and I do try to learn them, but to learn everything is quite impossible for me.

  7. “because saying no hurts me more than it hurts them.” – how true, I always feel this way and wonder why..
    Knowledge is treasure and it’s boundless. I have a question with regards to the ‘big diamonds’. Why is it important?

    • Saying no hurts because we feel we let someone down. And it isn’t a nice state for a mind to be in right? Knowledge is a boundless treasure, yes. But shouldn’t one be happy with what’s in the treasure at first before going for more? πŸ™‚ To me, the diamonds aren’t of importance. I look for what is in the chest before even thinking of what is not, Clariice. Thanks for the thoughts!

  8. It’s tough to find oneself trying to live up to expectations. At first one is glad to be seen as valuable and useful, then it becomes difficult when one realise one can’t exactly give them what they want. Indeed how to answer them?

    • Yes. Very much true, RavenBlack. It isn’t the expectation of us, but that their expectation exceeds what we can give out from us is what bugs me. To say no to that is okay, but it still hurts because we have to let them down.

  9. Satisfaction is never for eternity!! This is so truly said Leo! No matter what we have in abundance, the scarcity of the unknown tickles our curiosity..:) Good way to use those words in truth, and only truth said!

    • Fiducia, that is right. Satisfaction is never for eternity. Absolutely. But still, it does leave a mark when we say no to leave another unsatisfied with us, right?

  10. People still dig or shovel or blast for treasure…they even steal treasures. U B Duh Holy Grail.
    Thank you the focus.

    • Hehe πŸ˜€ I know people they still do dig for treasure and kill or steal too, ZQ. I’m talking of a more personal treasure πŸ˜€ Can’t be shot for it.

  11. I can appreciate how you came up with this piece with 3 words as a starter. Very well done. Value is a tricky question in either the sense of what something is worth or how you utilize what you have, creating value or interpretation of value. Really enjoyed, got me thinking, thanks:)

    • Yes, with the three words, its fun to weave a verse around them. Glad you found my thoughts to be thought-provoking, Fred. Thank you πŸ™‚

  12. beautiful words Leo. and guess when i relate with it?? before exams!! and physics in particular πŸ˜› wht i know is very less and i usually forget wht i DO know in panic!!

    • LOL πŸ˜€ You have a strange attraction to Physics.. Even if it is speaking in revulsion, you do it with such passion, Kirti. πŸ˜† Thanks for the praise, as always! πŸ™‚

    • True, we are stars πŸ™‚ And the diamonds are within us. I just fret when the eyes look only for diamonds, and forget the rest of the gemstones. Thanks for the praise, Kay. πŸ™‚

  13. I tend to relate to what you mean, for one I think I got something in me which is brightest when there is nothing to prove but in crunch situations may be it goes away a little.

    It’s more like that dialogue I remember from Friends that Monica says to Chandler, “you are the best person for advice after the result has come”, something like that.

    • Of course, Alive Always. It happens like that, and of course, the other party’s panic doesn’t help much to prove yourself.

  14. All treasures can only shine when the conditions are right ,and unfortunately life and peoples needs are unpredictable ….loved this write. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Hmm… It feels better if we accept things as they are and get to be satisfied and happy with what we already have. Only then can we find our inner peace πŸ™‚

  16. Leo this is amazing… people are never satisfied with what they find, and eventually they lose what they have…

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