BrooksLooks@ Crucible



on sanity’s last horizon
fiery flames began to rise
tender hearts begin to melt
tears pour from steely eyes

these are days of trial by fire
situations dark and dire
any spark could cause ignition
into final code-red condition
white-hot searing
danger threatens
the time has come
the hour nearing

forces pulling this way
forces pull against
human angst and heartache
emotions wild and incensed
in matters of the heart
betrayals and broken trust
traitors turn to leave us
old love turns to rust
promises once made
are now but ash and dust

in a crucible
we no longer feel
forged in fire
like tempered steel
caught between life’s forces
we boldly soldier on
vivid wild dreamscapes
portend a new age dawn
all we know reforms, reshapes
change is our new norm

we step out into the future
emotions overdrawn
bravely facing each new day
and every raging storm
with fire in the holes
of our chrome alloy souls
galvanized hearts
as times turn tragic
forged from metal parts
we keep from going insane
steering away from open flame
love’s alchemy works its magic
our blood turns molten gold
relationships turn tragic
end times turning cold

will this be our finest hour
or a time not once foretold
will we rise to new occasions
or will we refrain
bold enough to keep
our hearts and souls
from melting down the drain

if we cut the fuels
the crucible cools
poured out on life’s conveyor
molten emotions
oozing out sprayed
layer upon layer
solidified lives reveal
hearts are harder
and harder still
fully tempered
like gleaming steel
in a crucible
our hearts become fusible
in a crucible
they melt together
toward a final day
is it possible
such a price to pay

beyond the crucible
we find our way
facing life’s pyre
the flames rise higher
we come out stronger
eternally steeled
hearts fused forever

© 2013 Brooks Bradbury / BrooksLooks, 1 December 2013

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