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Forged In Flame

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
Posts 865
Texas


0 posted 12-28-1999 04:14 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Mirror polished cutting edge-
Pure Damascus steel...
Balanced like a living thing
To the warriorís feel.
Wrought for just one purpose
To take a human life-
Forged in flame, and tempered, too
A sword! a fighting knife!
Hilt of brass to stop the blade
Protect the warriorís grip-
Sharkskin molded to the hilt
So graspís will never slip.
Epitome of cutlerís art-
It bears the Sheffield name-
The process of itís forming?
Why, it was forged in flame!
Iím told that Iím a hard, hard man-
And hard to be entreated-
And prone to deal to others
The measure I am meted.
Callused? thatís another word-
Thatís often been applied;
Iím told I have a heart of stone
That my emotions died...
I learned within the forge of life
Of misery and shame-
And like that sword, I guess that I
Am also forged in flame.
Softness found and then removed
By trials through the years-
A heart which flamed with passion
Was quenched in briny tears.
I guess to start, youíd say my heart
And sword were much the same-
Tempered by the battleís heat
We both were forged in flame!  


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Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
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Canyon Country, CA


1 posted 12-28-1999 05:46 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Touching, deep, powerful, wonderful!  This is trulya great poem!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

TomS
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since 12-18-1999
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2 posted 12-28-1999 07:45 PM       View Profile for TomS   Email TomS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomS

Gunslinger, no one speaks with more truth than you.  This is such a fine piece, forged by your whole life.  Please keep writing.
Tom
Meadowmuse
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since 12-27-1999
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3 posted 12-28-1999 08:54 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Your flame forged heart remains ablaze
Though you mayn't yet feel the heat
Of poetic turn, impassioned phrase,
And verses written, sweet.

Your craft~glow kindling's fiery source
Works words from embers, burning,
And sets to parchment, a scorching course
In honor, pride and learning.

So though your heart's been forged in life
From roaring, rolling blazes,
Pray, warmly wield your writing "knife"
And endure our earnest praises.


I enjoyed this piece, Gunslinger, very much!
Astraea
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since 11-09-1999
Posts 397
California! Yeah! Okay, I'm


4 posted 12-28-1999 08:56 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Another lovely poem expressing a powerful idea.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

John Yaws
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Posts 865
Texas


5 posted 12-28-1999 09:21 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Thank you all, but especially Meadow. what a wonderful complement, aas well as compliment.  )
 
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