Monday, June 8, 2009

Deep Within

I was found in the Ozarks
By a woman and man
Who turned me into
The lamp that I am

Some might have seen me
As an old dead limb
No good for nothing but
The burn pile to them

The couple looked at me
In such a way
The outer layers didn’t
Matter that day

What they were looking for
Was deep within
Is the heart still good
Can it be used again

Was there anything left
Of this old tree
Was I too far gone
Was this the end of me

They work and work
With their loving hands
And found the beautiful
Heart that was
Deep Within

2008 Patricia A Moore

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