Laurence Overmire

The Forge - Poem by Laurence Overmire

He asked for one thing in this life
He was graced with talent, dreams, ambition
But he asked for wisdom.

Despite all his gifts, opportunity eluded him
Politics destroyed him
Success and fame never came
Lovers and friends betrayed him, called him a fool.

Lost, alone and in despair
He came to understand
What most people never know
And, in the end, it made him a better man.

His wish had been granted.

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (2/24/2016 2:28:00 PM)

    It can take many years and much heartache (Report) Reply

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  • (4/9/2006 2:57:00 PM)

    Credable and beautiful and so healing for the heart and mind, absolute 10, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 15, 2004

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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