Tested By The Fire

Am I to be tested by fire? Tempered, as steel, to forge the keener blade Can I possibly survive? Emerge from the flame Purified Purged Is such searing necessary? Must all that I am (or thought I was) Be melted to the core And poured out Liquefied Molten Am I to be totally recast? Refashioned at the anvil by heavy handed blows So unyielding that I require This violent a process Hammered Pounded I would choose a milder makeover The gentler touch Of potter to the clay The subtle training Of gardener to the vine Is the smithy to be my only master? If this is the form of refashioning I truly require Then I shall try to endure Hopefully Gratefully Shall I be made more worthy? I ask only that the process leave me bettered By whatever bellows and blows Keener blade Finer mettle Stronger Truer Brighter Tested by the Fire

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sergey May 20, 2013 at 7:45am

This is awful and robratterman sucks!


robert-bobert May 21, 2013 at 3:10am

Yeah, this guy is just nuts!

robratterman May 21, 2013 at 3:12am


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