Tools Of The Trade

Tools Of The Trade

A Poem by Chris Taylor
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A piece about keeping you tools sharp

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The Tools Of My Trade

by Chris T.

The creak of this rusty old toolbox tells a tale,

Of life not quite lived, still darkened by the veil.

For I once knew with precision each implement, each tool.

But now they are dusty, and I’m so far out of school.

I see them in the corner of the garage of my soul,

And someday I wish that I would reach my goal,

To be an instrument of God’s holy grace.

But that old toolbox just sits there staring me in the face.

Sometime next week I plan to achieve,

To break out each instrument that I did receive.

Making them all sharp as a knife,

Will make a man steady in the rough course of life

Oh, I am so busy and lacking in time,

And this may well be my most dangerous crime,

That I have allowed to be covered in rust,

The tools of my trade which now turn to dust.

© 2012 Chris Taylor


Author's Note

Chris Taylor
The entire note for this piece is quite long and can't fit in here. If you wish to view please go to my blog: www.thegreatplainspoet.wordpress.com
God bless you all

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okay great writing... your use of words in this one was spectacular. Especially liked these line...
"I see them in the corner of the garage of my soul"
and
"And this may well be my most dangerous crime,
That I have allowed to be covered in rust,
The tools of my trade which now turn to dust."



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okay great writing... your use of words in this one was spectacular. Especially liked these line...
"I see them in the corner of the garage of my soul"
and
"And this may well be my most dangerous crime,
That I have allowed to be covered in rust,
The tools of my trade which now turn to dust."



Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"That I have allowed to be covered in rust,
The tools of my trade which now turn to dust."

i love these lines...they show splendid imagery!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

great poem...and so is the monologue via the blog :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the photo. I would need a large tool box for my favorite writers and dictionary. I like the way you described the tool box. Gave it purpose and reason. Thank you for the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Taylor

8 Years Ago

Thank you Coyote for you support of my work. You have been very faithful to do so. God bless.

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Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor

Sioux Falls, SD



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I am a writer, poet, musician of 30 years, husband, father and follower of the Most High God. I try to let my writing point the way back to a relationship with Jesus. When I am not writing I am probab.. more..

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