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Author Name: Freebarbinar 3 Comments
Date Added: May 21, 2010 15:05:28 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I Am Kneaded
When the potter holds a new wad of clay,
he does not take it to the wheel right away;
the piece is too soft and will not hold form;
Resistance and strength in the lump must be born.
So he kneads it and pushes it into submission
until his practiced hands sense a new, firm condition.
Then at just the right moment he smooths it again,
for he knows the final molding can now begin.
There is little to boast in that lump of earth,
but when the shaping begins, it is given new birth.
And none would have thought when they saw the wad
that it could ever reflect the beauty of God.
But, "thou art the potter, and I am the clay",
so the Master must knead me in just this way.
Though kneading often hurts very much;
by faith I discern his loving touch.
One day I'll be strong enough to hold proper shape,
and then what a lovely vessel I'll make!
Author's Notes:
A work in progress.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on May 30, 2010 09:33:53 AM Report
I now have read several of your poems a real pleasure......
Comment By: FreePeter Sammylin on May 23, 2010 10:22:11 PM Report
Hello miss barbinar,

Thank you for giving me such a wonderful read and for sharing at the same time the process of pottery it self!  The story of the clay was just splendidly expressed this way.....

Greetings: Peter
Comment By: FreeTristan on May 23, 2010 09:02:40 AM Report
A nice devotional with which to start a Sunday.  Soothing words written in a thankful and humble tone.  Nice work.  In His grip, Tristan


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