To K—- (An Autograph)   Leave a comment

Above:  A Chain

Image Source = Toni Lozano

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Broad_chain_closeup.jpg)

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We’re forging the links in character’s chain,

That shall bind us to earth and to time,

Each link in its place shall ever remain,

Be it rough, or polished so fine.

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The words of the tongue, the deeds of the hand,

And even the thoughts that we think,

Are metals “white hot,” that need but a bend

And a lick to make them a link.

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Then ring, ring, ring, let the anvil be heart,

From each link with precision and care,

The chain that you forge as a cable will serve

For the anchor of hope or despair.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

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Posted April 29, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems

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