The Self Made Man

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The Self Made Man

Chisel in hand

Hammer smashing firmly

Bits and pieces of marble granite

Pierce through the air

Fine dust everywhere

A form is taking shape

Distinct yet so familiar

Almost as if a blindfold has been lifted

My eyes widen

Jaws agape

Now I see how the figure is crafting his escape

Remaking himself

His vision and tenacity

Drawing on his mental capacity

To bring forth the masterpiece

That’s inside himself


Inspired by Bobbie Carlyle’s sculpture, “The Self Made Man.”


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