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I have a diamond in a box
It sits in a safe that's tightly locked
In darkness its beauty is forever sealed
Its gleaming features never revealed

Crooks and thieves that crave its wealth
Have tried to steal it with their stealth
Failure follows them every time
Death is the penalty for this crime

Often times, to make them feel shame
I have them participate in a little game
They bet their souls like poker chips
Completely aware of what's at risk

If they win, I will hold up my side of the deal
And give them what they came to steal
But if their game results in loss
Their souls are placed inside my box

The diamond inside is not of carbon
But of the souls so carelessly bargained
Tightly packed into a mass
They glow and shimmer like pure glass

So I welcome all thieves, crooks and liars
In the hopes of adding their souls to the pile
And if you try to pick my lock
Remember, eternity is a long time to spend in a box
another pppooooeeeemmmm!
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
such beuty and the poem describes it self very well
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JellyBeanBullet Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :) I think i should change the ending but ill leave it like that for now.
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome and don't change it
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Caylyngasm Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I love this.
I feel like I have a secret box too for your souls! bwhaha

excellent work, its pieced together nicely
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JellyBeanBullet Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you
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YoshiLovesAuto May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoy this concept.

I have to admit, after recently becoming addicted to poker night at the Inventory, I might have a chance against this box-keeper.
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JellyBeanBullet May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! and would you really bet your soul for a giant diamond? that makes me want to write a sequel where a person challenges her and wins the diamond. that would be cool.
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FlyingFox-Bat May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...just...wow
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JellyBeanBullet May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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