There I stood and faced the coals
Fearing for my gentle soles
Then started with my left foot first
Thirsting for better, dousing the worst
And paced on through till the end.
I share the secret with the amber
In oath I’ve sworn not to surrender
Since facts are lovingly revealed
To those in need of truths annealed
And upon whose wealth these deeds depend.
Likewise can be claimed by you
By choosing an identical view
Just disbelieve what you’ve been told
Assume the risk of being bold
And let the fire be your friend.
Dedicated to Ivan Kos
Dwayne Poloway, Edmonton, Alberta