Forged in Fire
A sword becomes strong
as it’s tempered, fire, cold water, hammer,
fire, cold water, hammer.
Life brings us fire, the warmth of laughter, the heat of a lover’s touch, the intensity of a family’s bond.
Life dumps cold water, the sudden loss, the grief of that loss, the loneliness that follows.
Life hammers us, with societal pressures,
with emotional hardship,
The bitter will break, the gentle ones will grow strong
and persevere in spreading kindness.