Reviews for Purification Through Fire
x.sweet.catastrophe.x chapter 1 . 2/10/2006
"Showing that trials can make one betterAnd there can be purification through fire"

So absolutely true )Beautifully written and an incredible message. Great work!
Prowling Muse chapter 1 . 11/10/2003
This is an eye-opener... as all your other works are...

You make purification sound beautiful, but I feared for those glistening bars. I can only imagine the price they paid to become silver.
content with rhyme chapter 1 . 7/18/2003
Great, metaphorically speaking. And so very true. The only way to purify gold, or silver, is to put it through the fire. A very real principal, especially for Christians. :o)
Scarlett Red Rose chapter 1 . 7/1/2003
Wow, another piece of great poetry!
Jane Austen the 2nd chapter 1 . 6/30/2003
Wow! You are bewitching! every poem I have read so far I wanted to put under my favs! You are too good! This poem is another example of your exceptional talent
soulspring chapter 1 . 6/30/2003
nice poem... reminds me of the one you wrote about a pearl; both with great life application.
Plato's Optic Runaway chapter 1 . 6/28/2003
oh, neat! i like the first line especially...this is great. as is all your work. you're an amazing poet.
unforeseen chapter 1 . 6/22/2003
Heh, I liked this one. The meaning matches chapter 1 to my poem, "They Say". _ Anyways, keep writing!

Kellza chapter 1 . 6/22/2003
Well, your belief in your views and your attitude towards them shows that you've put a lot of thought into your work.

However, I can't help but think of a more literal interpretation of this metaphor. Fire is a destructive force, and if you've ever seen a face scarred by heat, you know just how destructive it can be. While some people are, indeed, made stronger by their trials, it is often a tradeoff: give up a part of yourself and the rest of you will be stronger to make up for it.

Is it worth it?

Anyway, I like the fervor of your words, even if I doubt the message. I respect the passion you convey.
Smoky Bear chapter 1 . 6/22/2003
such a cool analogy... my words can't do it justice :-)
Aftertaste of a Razorblade chapter 1 . 6/18/2003
Very nice. Sorry I haven't been paying much attention to your poetry lately But I like this. What doesn't kill us, ultimately makes us stronger, ne?
Jazzista chapter 1 . 6/15/2003
Many of us need this encouragement and call to faithfulness. Thank you for being one who listens to the Spirit and using your gift to express truth.
Miz E. Mak chapter 1 . 6/13/2003
once again...your poem rocks my world. Somehow, in these mere 15 lines, you pump out an extrememly intricite work. Keep on doin what you do.
Zainab chapter 1 . 6/13/2003
Nice imagery
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