Dec. 8, 2016

Floating Iron

If I should ask “Does iron float?”
One would reply, Oh no!
But truly, such was the case
Thousands of years ago.
You see, a borrowed axe head
Fell into a river
Down, down. Way down it sank
No way to deliver.

Prayer was offered for the axe,
Which soon went a floating.
Then some hooked and drew it in
A wonder worth noting.
And so the axe was returned
To its rightful owner
But with just a twist of fate,
It’d had been a goner.

© 2015 Walterrean Salley