Diamond

A million years ago, your relatives,
swarthy, and likely black, struggled each day
to stay alive. The same spirit which lives
in you, the very 'I' which guides your way,
gave witness to their straits. From sire to son,
across each age and epoch, tortured plights
of hunger, plague and war were never done.
And yet, emerging from these brutal fights,
elastic minded men travailed to reach
within themselves. A vestal path to Grace
grows possible and permanent in each,
but there are curing tweaks men must embrace.
The task of self-completion is Life's goal.
A man must draw his diamond from life's coal.