Life’s a Chisel


You may have heard someone say,  “I got my education at the school of hard knocks.” What they are really saying is that they have gone through some hard times that have shaped who they are today. Life can be very difficult and heart wrenching at times. It can be beautiful and rewarding as well. When we put it all together we see how we are shaped by the events in our life. This poem addresses this experience.

Life’s a Chisel

Life’s a chisel chipping away



A little at a time

Bringing out inner beauty

Capitalizing on flaws

Revealing me

Showing my strength

Leaving scars

Cutting deep into my soul

Grace is the sandpaper



Knocking off sharp edges

Love is the finish



Enhancing my inner beauty


The Craftsman’s masterpiece

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