Diamond In The Rough - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Diamond In The Rough

“Aww she’s beautiful!!!!!!” they all exclaimed
To be a beautiful woman was her destiny
Destined for great things her parents proclaimed
She grew up faster than the eyes could see


By the time she hit high school
She had grown men crawling at her feet
She could play them all for fools
And still manage to remain sweet


She met the man she thought she would marry
Settle down to build a family and a home
After two years and two kids she carried
Daddy left them all alone


She had to get on welfare just to pay the bills
Doing this on her own is just too much for her to cope
Slowly but surely she’s losing her will
Her world closing in she decided to turn to dope


Now that beautiful woman is dying inside
Running from things from which she can not hide
Feeling like life has dealt her nothing but lies
She leaves behind two children and a wounded pride


About the author

DeWayne Alston

DeWayne Alston, a Baltimore native, graduated from Baltimore City College High School. He is the owner of Soul City Media Network, LLC, the parent company for Soul City Radio for which he serves as the Program Director. DeWayne is an accomplished writer as well, self-publishing two poetry compilations and also serving as the Technology Editor for Baltimore-based lifestyle periodical RazorsEdge Magazine. Contact the author.
COMMENT POLICY

HOME / ABOUT / CONTACT / JOIN THE TEAM / TERMS OF SERVICE / PRIVACY POLICY / COMMENT POLICY