Randy McClave

Rookie - 850 Points (Ashland, Kentucky)

Tested By Fire


I was tested by fire when I was a young boy
I believe my age I was either four or five
It burnt me, it scarred me, me it wanted to destroy
But I won that test of fire as I did survive,
I was told that I survived for a very special reason
But that reason was a secret held by GOD and not me
So I tried to understand it without any treason
Why was I burnt, why was I scarred, why did I suffer, why me,
Throughout my youth I carried those scars of mine
As some people carry with them a happy thought
Never did I complain or not once did I whine
As they were my badge for something special as I was taught,
No matter my pain and suffering someone somewhere as it worse
That is what had I learnt through my own ordeal
Some see it as a sadness and some see it as a curse
But I see it as a strengthening of the soul and the will,
Now I am grown and now I am a man
I still don’t know the reason that I was burnt in that fire
So I think was I really a part of GOD’S special plan
Or was I burnt because of the devils desire,
I light a match and now I might burn my finger
And when I do I look up at GOD with a special question
As the words my parents told me they still do linger
So GOD, I ask, “must I learn another lesson”.

Randy L. McClave

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Tested By Fire by Randy McClave )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Poem of the Day

poet Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
Attempted to Believe Matilda:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Dreamt Of You 6, Michael P. McParland
  2. To Answer Your Question, Serena Blackinton
  3. ' H E I S...', sunshine garcia
  4. Love Note 11, Michael P. McParland
  5. Bicker and Swear, Donal Mahoney
  6. Put God First, Robert Barnett
  7. Te Amé Desde el Primer de los Días, Hebert Logerie
  8. Scales falling, Angell Afinowi
  9. About the Armadillo, Angell Afinowi
  10. Leprosy at the birthday Party, Angell Afinowi
[Hata Bildir]