Since the dawn of time, peoples inventions have shone,
From the creations carved from trees, to the manipulation and creativity of metal,
Steel, Iron, Gold and Platinum, the harnessing of these elements,
Sculpting and shaping the Earths treasures.
Making them into objects for every day life and need, peoples genius and everlasting grace.
Musical, rhythmical and harmonious, creating instruments for pleasure,
Playing with their primal thought and ingenuity, smelting Gold and Silver into ornaments of glory.
Ever happy , with their cultivation of the land.
Forever aware of their equality , intelligence, flow and at atonement with life,
Painting beautiful pictures portrayed on paper, with skill and determination.
Their utmost zest for life, shining like Gold in the sun, destined for glory,
The mining in the valleys and beyond ,
A milestone of a age of brave men,
Digging in black carved out tunnels underground,
Creating fuel for their loved ones back home,
Collecting materials from the Earths surface and below,
Spreading their enterprise and impressing everyone from land to sea and sand .
POEM COPYRIGHT PAUL JONATHAN STOKES
ART COPYRIGHT JON HAWARD 2011