Friday, 10 September 2010

Dustus Friday Guest Spotlight: "Authenticity" by Susan Payne

Welcome to Dustus Friday on One Stop Poetry!

Hi, I'm Adam Dustus. Today, it is my pleasure to announce that I have a special guest poetry post to share...

In the One Stop Poetry spotlight is SuziCate, aka Susan Payne.

SuziCate's blog is called The Water Witch's Daughter, and I'm fan of her posts, especially her poetry, philosophical musings, and travel adventures.  Her skill, style, and creativity have earned her a reputation for high quality, meaningful writing.  Enjoy!

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Authenticity by Susan Payne

Though I am not transparent
I come from the deep
From beneath the weight
Of tons of all that is hard
Not recognized for my luster
My resilience is commendable
For I am no one's imitation
A cubic zirconia, I am not
I am my own diamond
Rough, unpolished, raw
I am not shiny, nor pretty
But I am real

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Check out more of SuziCate's work @ http://suzicate.wordpress.com




16 comments:

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

Suzi- what a simple and profound piece. Authenticity is something being lost today.
Thanks for the beauty.
Adam thanks for featuring this talented writer.

Thanks to all of you for reading.

Moon smiles

Brian Miller said...

oh excellent...i so enjoy suzicate's writing as well...i like the fact that you are your own diamond...you dont get a lot of transparency these days...thanks suzicate...and to you adam....

dustus said...

Agree with you respectively, Moon & Bri. I've been visiting SuziCate's site for a long time; she's very talented & always takes the time to read and comment on blogger's work. Glad to spotlight her today.

Offering

Happy Friday!

nangso said...

wow...that's really good. Love being unpolished

SuziCate said...

Thanks, guys. Really appreciate the honor of posting and all of your kind words!

Pete Marshall said...

a great spotlight today...Suzi has amazing talent as this piece, Authenticity, shows...her blog is also a wonderful place to visit..cheers pete

Boonie S said...

Very stirring. Thanks for this.

Very best wishes, Boonie

TALON said...

What a stunning poem! The authenticity to self shines (no pun intended at all).

kkrige said...

Oh Suzi! I am so excited that you got to be highlighted here! As always a beautiful raw poem that is all you. Very nice.

Claudia said...

..not shiny, nor pretty - but real…that last line is so amazing - and i can identify pretty good with it...

slpmartin said...

Very nice poem...thanks for sharing Adam.

ds said...

I love this. Thank you Suzi for writing it, and Adam for introducing her.

buttercup said...

Awesome poem from someone I admire, versatile and so very talented!! Thanks for sharing Adam x Hugs x

Caty said...

Nice poem! I like that you allow yourself to be you.

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heartspell said...

And what's more beautiful than "real"? Real is solid like the rock it came from. :) Heartspell