Alice Parris

Rookie (02-10-1951 / Greenville, North Carolina U.S.A.)

Suffering - Poem by Alice Parris

We become
Transformed
In the
Crucible
Of suffering:
One day
In the
Refiner's fire
Yields
A finer
Character
Than can
Be obtained
From
One thousand
Days
In the
Palace
Of princes.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011


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