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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Our Mutual Friend (not about the book) (09/15/11)

TITLE: Diamonds Are Not a Girl’s Best Friend
By Corinne Mann


Most women love the beautiful sparkle
Of a diamond and its nice shine
Friends are much more special though
And a great deal more divine

Blessed to have one true special friend
Who lights up your heart with delight
Someone who will gently encourage you
Whenever you feel stressed or uptight

My friend has done this often for me
And for so long has tirelessly been there
During the past colorful twenty years shared
We continue to be a great pair

True, loyal and faithful forever friends
Is the treasure of life God gives to us all
He sent friends to us who extend their hand
Helping us to stand when we fall

Friends give us strength to get through the day
When we think we have none
A friend is there to remind us in times of trial
That Jesus is the only healing one

Friends sprinkle us with love helping us to grow
Loyally keeping the confidences we share
They are the special people who we know
Loving us selflessly showing they care

Friends are the dazzling colorful rainbow
We see after life’s torrential rain
Always knowing what time we need them
Especially when we’re in pain

No matter what you have to say
They always take time to listen
God’s bright light radiates through them
Like an incandescent diamond they glisten

Magnificent friendship with Jesus in the center
And both of us kneeling down to pray
Seeking Him for direction as we continue
To journey onwards living for Him each day

Jesus is the very best friend we have
Together we join and worship our Lord
Friends gather to share all that God gave
Found in His written living Word

Wonderful words of life that whisper
Hope and love into our lives
In the magnificent presence of Jesus
Our true friendship thrives

Held in the beauty of a diamond is a friend
One friend who is priceless to say the very least
When Jesus brings a circle of friends together
So many spectacular blessings are released

Diamonds are not a girl’s best friend
Even though they hold appeal
Where friends are also like diamonds
Is some are fake and some are real

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Julie Andre 09/22/11
Well said.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/24/11
This message is spectacular and it really touched my heart.

I'm not the best one to give advice on poetry as I really struggle with flow and rhythm, but some verses seemed to flow easier than others. The last stanza is beautiful, but I stuttered just a tad while reading it. Just tweaking it a little would make it easier to read. Try something like this:
Friends are also like diamonds Some are fake and some are real

Overall, I think you did a fantastic job. The message is beautiful and I could really feel your emotions jump off of the page.
Linda Goergen09/26/11
Poem of beautiful sentiment and truth.
Jennifer Hill09/28/11
You made me think of my best friend! She is a gift from God! So you did a great job describing a real friend!!!!