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Trial and Error

The Bessemer furnace eats its fill
It melts and then disgorges its kill
Forged as in the fires of hell 
The hard cool steel we know so well

Sharp yet malleable hammered out true
To build with strength and stainless too
Two edged we find its strength may be
Yet free from impurities it is we see

To reach this stage of true cool steel
Air pumped in the burning flames must feel
Through trial and error they struggle to perfect
To reach the perfection they adjust and correct.

© 29/03/2013 ~GG~


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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Wow ...the metaphor and creativity is superb. Most excellent poetry!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Mandy, this has such a deeper meaning to ponder. Thanks for sharing this....Also, thanks ever so much for your lovely comment on my poem. You brought me joy!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 8:21:00 AM
    This is so interesting, Many. What a fabulous last line. Your rhyme is infectious. It makes me want more.

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 2:48:00 AM
    Lovely rhymes

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:35:00 PM
    love this inspiring write, my friend - and very interesting details about steel-making too. Hope you are having a great Easter x Congrats on your wins too : )

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:17:00 AM
    nicely penned Mandy.... best wishes

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:00:00 PM
    I love that line "...in the fires of hell" thanks you.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:20:00 PM
    We all learn by different ways. But only if we learn then we may ever improve. Great one, Mandy. Love it!

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:11:00 PM
    This poem makes me ponder..cos with trial and error we learn..we try to reach for perfection with the help of correction..but i guess perfection is never fetched.Glad i stopped by

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 11:15:00 AM
    The impurities of the creation can come in many forms Mandy, yet your poetry continues to inspire. and just gets better and better... love this.. certainly not from a heart of steel, but maybe gold?

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Powerful..words and strong poem...I feel this one Mandy....love it Donna. :-)