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Below is the poem entitled CHISELING AWAY THE FAULT which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Like Michelangelo, who with a mighty chisel 
chipped Moses's knee and afterward he felt very guilty
of having done that terrible thing with an angry will;
he was wrong at thinking it looked too real, almost fleshy;
and like Him, I expected more from my craft, 
but we both were wrong....did we recognize our fault?

Expectations mustn't be greater than our ability or comprehension
to create a masterpiece that others will admire,
criticize or even ignore...all our senses must feel that self-satisfaction
of having completed it in the shortest time without doubt or dire!
Whatever your craft is excel and accept critique;
why compare your work with another...isn't yours also unique?

Recognition is obtained through patience and diligent work,
we may die before anyone will stop and look;
become the new sculptor chiseling away the fault,
pausing to reflect upon it: always thinking it's an art!  

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Hi Andrew long time no talk, this is one good lesson to learn and well written as your verse always is. Hope you're well and warm. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 11:55:00 AM
    You hooked me with Moses' knee. Love the earthiness of the imagery. Nice write, Andrew, thanks so much for supporting my contest. Namaste ~N

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:14:00 PM
    ...without doubt or dire...

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:25:00 PM
    I really like the use of Michelangelo as the subject for critiquing our own work. I think he probably saw all of his little flaws also. We are our own worst critics !

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 2:47:00 PM
    Really pretty. it flows very nicely. :)

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:40:00 PM
    - .... this is a beautiful poem Andrew !!! - very glad I did read it! - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:36:00 PM
    love this one Andrew........ :) LOVE ~SKAT~