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
clluelo
1 year ago

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
homanj1
1 year ago
Reply to  clluelo

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

Clluelo
Clluelo
1 year ago
Reply to  homanj1

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

homanj1
homanj1
1 year ago
Reply to  Clluelo

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
Miche
1 year ago

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
Miche
1 year ago
Reply to  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
rynosbucket
1 year ago

“An old Alchemy”

I like it put that way… Solid, man.

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