What's a diamond but a stone?
stone - that a fortune cost
stone - that shines O forever
And makes you sad when lost.
What's a diamond but plain black coal
coal - that lies in the belly of the earth,
for millions of years, after the which
it takes a transformed birth.
This post-natal diamond is dull to see
until polished and exposed to cuts
but when this rock has been chiseled
it sure drives the women nuts
'Diamonds are forever', they say
'Diamonds are a woman's best friend'
but sweet temptations are they, dear
that behind bars to many have sent.