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Chisel, Hammer, Stone: A short poem about a chisel, a hammer, and a stone
Posted by Douglas, Jul 28, 2008. 9274 views. ID = 1519

Chisel, Hammer, Stone

Posted by Douglas, Jul 28, 2008. 9274 views. ID = 1519
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Each word I speak is like a sharpened blade,
A chisel set to cut the hardest stone.
And every deed performed, for ill or good,
Pounds out the rhythm of a hammer's blow.
And day by day, though I am unaware,
The chisel and the hammer never pause,
As letter follows letter, spelling out
The epitaph proclaiming who I was.

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Comments


Laura
Jul 30, 2008
Very well written - I love how succinct this is :-)
   ~Posted by Laura, Jul 30, 2008

clayman
Aug 7, 2008
Nice work
   ~Posted by clayman, Aug 7, 2008

Trent
Sep 5, 2012
Excellent.

You should write poetry...oh wait...you already did.
   ~Posted by Trent, Sep 5, 2012



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