Life's Chizzle

Life's Chizzle

A Poem by Barry S. Maltese

Like a hammer chizzles a stone
our experience carves out our lives
Shaped by the things we are forced to go through
our personality adjusts, and thrives.

From the steps that we stumble as a child
to the times we rise, when we are grown
The scars that we have from all we went through
are not all that easily shown

But each person is sculptured every day they exist
and they form by each stroke that life makes
though living chips away another piece of our being
it leaves behind much more than it takes

For it leaves us as a better work of art
though our mirrors will not always display
Yes, we grow as a person with each thing that we feel
be it happiness, or total dismay

So, each time that you think it's a set back
and your patience has been stretched to it's length
consider it a growing experience
one that has just proven your strength



(c)2010 Barry Maltese

© 2011 Barry S. Maltese



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Barry, this poem has a very nice flow, for me though it has such a powerful and inspiring message. Life can take a lot out of us and from us, but as you wrote so well, it is learning and finding strength we didn't even think we had.
I like this poem of life and inspiration.

Chloe

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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You hit the nail on the head life cuts and burns chisels our character. We learn or we pa

Posted 6 Years Ago


This poem is a piece of art that touches the soul, it is very relateable from start to finish!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


I too like the sense of flow in this poem. I really like the imagery here--that life's experiences chisel us as artwork, creating a thing of ultimate beauty---thank you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Beautiful words of wisdom here. If only everyone would realize that each and every experience forms who we are and the bad times won't last forever, maybe...just maybe there might be less depression in this world. If only people would realize ones life is an ever developing picture.

Bravo... I absolutely love this piece , thank you so much for sharing :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


A very natural flow to this piece with a very strong and uplifting message. I enjoyed this read... Excellent work...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Barry, this poem has a very nice flow, for me though it has such a powerful and inspiring message. Life can take a lot out of us and from us, but as you wrote so well, it is learning and finding strength we didn't even think we had.
I like this poem of life and inspiration.

Chloe

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Experience, Life, survival, falling, tripping, growing, surviving, shaped, sculptured


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