The forge, the rain


I once told someone,
We have to walk through the fire
To reach the other side,
Where the cleansing rain falls down
Washing all the smut away.

I can say the truth
Is the fire can burn away
All the reasons why
We want to hold on to ways
That no longer serve our aid.

People are like gold
Smelted in fire to force out
Impurities which
We must lose to become who
We are meant to truly be.

The rain can cool us
So we do nothing quick, rash,
It restores our peace
Making us aware we are
Only strangers passing here.

There will come times
When the firing is over
We move through the rain
And then we will be wrapped in
Linen white as untrod snow.

So now, remember,
The furnace is only here
To forge character,
Refreshing rain will bring
A sweet, forever surcease.


Now it is your turn. Stir up that creativity that lives in you and write, draw, photograph, or compose something that expresses traveling from one emotional or mental state of confusion or trouble to one where there are comfort and a continuation of goodness in life.

Thank you for visiting Haphazard Creative. I hope something touched your heart and inspired or encouraged you. We all have burdens, but often they lighten when detailed in text or artwork. There is a follow button you can click, or you may return at your leisure. I hope your day is all you dream it can be. Smile, today is a piece of eternity. Take care.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, September 11, 2017


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