In the Flames by Raymond A. Foss

Our lives, changed, tested, melted, molded
in the flames, in the struggles, in the challenges
the heartache, in the trials of life
in these moments, in these flames, perfected
refined as if silver, under the watchful, attentive gaze
the smithy, the creator, burning away the chaff
pruning in the furnace, the crucible,
shining metal, reflective of the maker
his face, his smile, his love shining in reflection
out of the fires, out of the flame we come changed
moving toward perfection, of our faith,
one season of fire at a time

by Raymond A. Foss

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