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I was the throne at a King’s coronation
I was the cross at Christ’s crucifixion
I grew the apple for Adam and Eve
I was the first piston, would you believe!

I was the arrow that killed poor King Harold
I was the boat that discovered a new world
I was the horse that defeated the Trojans
I am the pulpit for all theologians

I am the school desk that bore your carved name
I am the kindling that starts a warm flame
I am the stake where they tied Joan of Arc
I am the beacon that brings light to the dark

I am mahogany, willow and poplar
I am sapele, cedar and alder
I am the paper that recorded your birth
I am the coffin that returns you to earth! 

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  1. Date: 7/16/2011 3:00:00 AM
    Very thoughtful like others.thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 10:17:00 AM
    I am so pleased to be reading all these outstanding poems today. I thank you for sharing yours with us today Howard. Have a wonderful weekend and may you gain inspiration as well. Love, Carol