The Hotter the Forge, The Stronger the Sword

27 Apr

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The Hotter the Forge, The Stronger the Sword

The sword’s a symbol of great strength
As well as elegance
The blade can withstand great duress
If its metal is dense

Although the final sword is sleek
And smooth with mirror shine
It wasn’t always free of dents
Or a perfect straight line

The steel within its blade was not
Always so strong and stout
The path that the sword must take is
Not the most pleasant route

The raw, weak metal’s placed inside
A forge of blazing heat
And if that wasn’t bad enough
The swordsmith starts to beat

Upon the raw material
With hammer, unrelenting
Battering and pummeling
And shaping, reinventing

Stoking fire even hotter
Making the steel glow
Into the reinforced blade
That we have come to know

Every time its folded and
Is hammered out once more
Makes the blade even stronger
Down to its deepest core

Every centigrade of heat
That the forge does increase
Unlocks dormant potential
And more strength does release

We all are blades within the forge
And life is our swordsmith
Strength without an intense heat
Is no more than a myth

Just like the blade, you cannot form
Unless the fire’s stoked
Unless the hammer’s brought down hard
And your true strength’s evoked

                                  ~Miro

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5 Responses to “The Hotter the Forge, The Stronger the Sword”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker April 27, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Beautiful piece of swordsmanship as you have forged your own great poem, highlighting that we become stronger through the tribulations and storms in life.. We often take the knocks of life and endure the stabs of emotional pain as we dual in the battles that life throws our way…
    They all make us stronger and we wouldn’t be who we are today unless we had felt the touch of steel in our lives…

    Many thanks for sharing… as always your thoughts bring us us Truth..
    ~Sue

    • Miro April 28, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Thank you Sue! Always appreciate your reflections on my poems. 🙂

  2. Aquileana April 29, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    I loved this poem… It makes me think about the hidden forces and the unexpected strenght we may have… Cheers!

    • Miro April 29, 2013 at 8:36 am #

      Thank you!

  3. texasknives.org May 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on texasknives.org and commented:
    Forged by the fire.

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