Steel to Me….. By L D Wright

Steel to Me,

In it’s molten and hardened state it’s both fierce and extremely demanding.

Almost volcanic, poured from the furnace of man made eruptions, a liquid cauldron of iron & carbon.

Forged , formidable strength that cools colder than ice between the forced grip of each hand.

This powerful tensile will stop bullets, create an armoured clad fortress.

To me steel is the deafening noise that resists.

That piercing chaos whilst the entire asylum starts screaming.

To you steel might be your transport, your household utensils.To me it’s weight with curves, buckles & twists.To you it’s polished, beautiful & painted, to me it’s oily, grubby and dirty

The coldness it holds or the sweat it produces.
It’s a harsh environment, work guarantees your muscles are aching to a point your body feels like breaking.

It argues, it’s visious and never gives in. It’s dragged kicking and screaming to a point you take your first trim.

It’s a beast of an animal that wants to attack, it hasn’t got teeth yet still wants to bite.

It slices, it cuts, it’s powerful & dangerous, it demands total respect or prepares to maim even destroy you.

Steels odour drenches your linen, the greasy remnants sticks firm to the cotton. Creates handprints that linger like it wanted to wear you.

I suppose steel is the bedlam of a steel operator not the sleek shiny lustre you’ve all become accustomed.

“Welcome to my World, it’s brutal”


L D Wright

“Not all men of Steel wear capes over skinsuits”

Published by Lee David Wright

Hi there, I'm Lee, I live in the UK in a small town called Blackburn. If I'm not working in the steel industry or training in karate, I'm out walking and taking pictures. I love taking photos and making them beautiful. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a very long time. My writing run alongside my issues,  personal pitfalls, and experiences through life. Some experiences sad, some dark, but always honest. I treat my writing as my personal therapist., letting my thoughts out in words. This releases my inner demons and settles my personal head space.

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