Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fire Iron by Bob Atkinson

Fire Iron
(c)2012 Bob Atkinson

poke the pole into hot fires
tend to that which burns
see embers flying brightly
our dreams upon those burrs

carry us to brighter days,
days we do not lament,
days upon our future built,
not by arrogance or regret

days of solid common sense
strength born from those now older
who traveled roads not paved with gold
yet, produced fine sons and daughters

time to hold strong lessons learned
from all who walked briskly on
these roads and ridges, valleys too
left footsteps from their own run

stand me firm upon my feet
so that I may live well past
these newest times of trouble
such an easily accomplished task

why do we lament our lot?
our challenge makes us stronger
taking heart begins our journey
into a grand common adventure

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