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The iron key of acceptance

Updated on August 12, 2013
The rusty keys of acceptance
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The rusty Iron key

Draining, as it is turned

Revolves with patience


Rusty stubbornness shows

As it turns in the lock

The cold metal hardens

An impregnable iron rock

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The waters of change

May make the key rust

Yet these waters flow

In them we must trust


With humility the key

Accepts these waters flowing

It still must bravely turn

Where they go not knowing


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The iron key turns

little by little

With the hands of time

In perfect pace


The iron key turns

With the gentle coercion

Of calm


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The key turns

With the assuaging pull

Of a gentle iron will


When it turns not

Patiently pull

And mould

Another key.

Coping with change

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Another beutiful poem on change! The words here were cleverly crafted.

      "mould another key". Brilliant!

      Never give up, be persistent, is what I am taking away from this poem! Thanks for sharing this insightful poem Michelle!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Acceptance of change and the things we cannot change is a difficult and gradual process that happens with patience, humility and time. ?

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey Josh! Looks like this poem caught you on a break! Thanks for stopping in and turning the rusty key!

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Awesome Job!!! While reading this all I could picture is a person that needed to changed and break free from their old ways!! I love reading your well written Poems!!! You do such an amazing job and I am always left thinking!!

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      From shiny to rusty over time perhaps gives a "gentle iron will."

      Very creative Voted up

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey Patty, I always so look forward to you coming in here! Glad it was food for thought! You are so spot on with interpretations! Thanks, my dear, for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      sweethearts2 A spot on interpretation! Iron does grow weaker as it rusts, as you've said, in the progression from shiny to rusty! So glad you like this! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have written often about humility and acceptance....great message and a wonderful hub!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Ah, Bill, it's not an easy thing to do, to accept things humbly. Just not in our nature, like this rusty key. Got to do it over time! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      A lot of deep meaning here, I think. Great job with this.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Appreciate the compliment!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      wonderful metaphor, Michelle. love the way you have impregnated these words with wisdom. Change we all must, and mold a new key should the old one fails to open the lock. bravo!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Docmo! I always look forward to your hub visits and very insightful comments! I really appreciate them!

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Michelle, awesome poem with a lot of wisdom too. Change can be hard and most of us resist but, ultimately, we must be willing to change or stagnate. Your poem is a wonderful reminder of this. Voted up, awesome and shared!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Rick, for sharing! Yup, we must be willing to change or the rust just envelopes us and causes us to rust away totally!! Thanks for coming by, and the sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Rick, for sharing! Yup, we must be willing to change or the rust just envelopes us and causes us to rust away totally!! Thanks for coming by, and the sharing!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, this poem is beautiful and your words are so very true and wise too. I have of course voted up, shared and tweeted this one :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Janine...this hub was getting a little rusty and needed some change too. LOL!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Nice poem Michelle. One of the important things in life, keys. You cannot open anything without it. Take care of your keys and don't make it rusty. Voted up and more. :-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, and if something happens, Meldz, and we drop it, we've definitely just got to make another set instead of complaining that they're lost! Thanks for coming by, my friend, and I always appreciate your visits! Will be coming up with more poems soon!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem, once again, Michelle! You always out do yourself :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Keith! Let's try not to get those keys stuck in the lock! LOL!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Michelle,

      What a thought-provoking poem! If the key doesn't fit in the lock, try to a new one.

      Great job!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for commenting, Daisy!! True. If the key doesn't fit, try a new lock, or key! Thanks for coming by!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      midget......great poem..words of wisdom. If the key fails to work....find another key or another door? Thanks! ..UP+++

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is so profound, love the personification of the key. We can change things, it takes time and patience. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you fpherj48, for commenting. Yup, find alternatives! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, we can a little at a time, Diana. It just takes that time! Thanks for sharing.

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