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Refining the Soul

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Refining the Soul

A lifetime of disappointment
tempers an unrefined soul.
Sometimes the metal of rejection
forges a soft heart of gold.

The rock of unbending pride
erodes from the tears of despair.
In the mines of the flesh,
humility's jewels await to be found.

Veins of hope lay hidden
in the dark soil of fear.
Ores of the world's cold cares
supply the riches of sorrow.

Each discovered lode of emotion
is a treasure beyond value.
The coals of despair, pain, and sorrow
creates the diamond of the soul.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:41:00 PM
    This one looks familiar to me too, but maybe I had not seen it before. I love the wisdom displayed in this poem. I see you do not post too often here. that's too bad! But you have been a member for a really long time!!

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 4:35:00 PM
    LOVELY,great write Angie

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 9:54:00 PM
    A wise write Angie I enjoyed your verse tonight, blessings vie

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:25:00 PM
    I like this one alot!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:23:00 PM
    A great simile, the earth and a human. I hope you have found your buried treasure.