Creative

Altered ego

This old chrysalis.
This childhood shroud of Metal,
Metamorphosed, and
Protected, slowly transformed,
Boy into well-balanced Man.
An old Alchemy,
Transmuting rough, weighty lead
Into razor-gold.

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clluelo
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clluelo

Being of service to your nation makes the best men and women .. wearing the “metal” of the uniform, the badge, the stethoscope and the fire axe to name a few are the best forges to make adults .

homanj1
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homanj1

CL-Some just turn to blubber. Physically and mentally. But there are others that truly blossom. I like your thought process.

Clluelo
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Clluelo

Thank you ! I wish I knew the secret to helping those that turn to blubber

homanj1
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homanj1

Only the blubberheads can help themselves. They need to get off the couch and serve others. And I don’t mean serving potato chips………Public service has many forms and will help shape us. You are a good example in your career. But there are other ways, such as volunteering at church, or at a homeless shelter, or running for local office. Lots of ways to shed the shroud. Everyone can’t be razor sharp, like a very small percentage of folks, but they can always be less dull.

Miche
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Miche

I was puzzling over the metallic nature of the shroud, chrysalis, cocoon, but Metal as music adds a whole new layer that is fun to contemplate. Between you and Shel Silverstein, poetry may survive as an interesting and delightful form of creativity after all. 🙂

Miche
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Miche

P.S. LOVE the additions to the bio, haha! Looking much forward to the full-length bio someday, however self-redacted it may be.

rynosbucket
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rynosbucket

“An old Alchemy”

I like it put that way… Solid, man.

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