Plunging downward hammer striking
Daily pounding quite relentless
Start with soul near to useless
Burning heat of life to stir us
Hammer fall each day’s events
Pounded deeply learning process
Life cools down then reheats us
Hammer falls to soul reforming
Lifelong lessons beaten deeply
Pounding, pounding, never ceasing
Soul grows stronger work still needed
Blacksmith heats us white hot searing
Hammer falls to align perception
Strengthen soul more kindness added
Until one day with work progressing
Soul does glisten near perfection
Not quite there the Blacksmith reckons
Put back in the fire again