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Five Fine Balls of Clay
by Jimmy L Holder

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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He sculpted life with delight --
The unique, and common place.
And in the oft-stingy, belly of night,
He prayed in his sacred, hallowed space.

Because he loved God so much,
Blessings leaped from his hands.
Existing in his exalted Midas touch,
Perfection! A benediction to God's plans.

And like most men, he sought prestige ...
So God sent him five fine balls of clay --
Five balls of splendid clay, his vestige --
Which he promptly, unwisely, put far away.

You can't teach honor to Nyx,
He back slipped and tripped ...
Fish skipped on the river Styx,
Gaily, Satan in Hades, back flipped ...

Like a dark pulpit with sizzling preachers,
Growing out of a collapse church floor,
Serpents love unholy teachers,
Who lead pupils, to hell's sweltering door.

Four sons held no decent code.
Anything at all, they'd do, for success.
Sinners do tend to implode.
Only one son, pleased God above the rest.

One son found his father's splendid clay,
And sculpted five fine tributes to our Lord.
His obedience, his payday.
Heaven opened, his reward.

My thoughts/definition for today:

1. "True Patriot" -
A term used by narrow-sighted men who will do anything
to justify their own brutal crimes and self-indulgence!

2. Kill all the dreamers, and what do you have?
Men with dull wits and too many guns!

See fine Christian Poetry at: http://www.ujamaapoets.com/

The above text is copyright ShyPoet1 ~ 2003, and may not be reproduced without permission.


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Reviewed by fare good (Reader) 7/2/2003
You are such a powerful writer. I applaud your excellent work.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/25/2003
A fine write! I like this!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 5/24/2003
Beautifully written !
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/23/2003
This was poetry at its best, beautiful!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Mike Ill (Reader) 5/21/2003
i agree with so many of the points brought up in your wonderful piece. I'm not christian but we are all men
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/18/2003
Hi Sweetie,

This is great, I wish more would take it to heart.

Love, JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 5/15/2003
I love your poetry...this is perfect Shy.
Love from
your fan
Kay.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/15/2003
yes, magical...with much wisodm! Good to see your page is back up!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 5/15/2003

THIS is probably my new favorite. People think Styx is just a rock and roll band. Loved your refining fererence to Midas as well. I love this kind of hmmmmm....enchanting way you used these historic names.

Thanking you,

Teresa
Reviewed by Digital Fairy 5/13/2003
How awesome and profound!! Enjoyed reading this from the first line...

Loved the "thoughts" for today :)

--Karissa
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/13/2003
You always inspire Shy, and this one also teaches, great work!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/13/2003
ShyPoet 1,
This is so excellent in verses
and depth of meaning.
"One son found his father's splendid clay,
And sculpted five fine tributes to our Lord.
His obedience, his payday.
Heaven opened, his reward. :"
Peggy
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/13/2003
man what a wonderful tool/gift
you have wonderful lesson smile
thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2003
"...And like most men, he sought prestige ...
So God sent him five fine balls of clay --
Five balls of splendid clay, his vestige --
Which he promptly, unwisely, put far away..."

Good lines. What a waste of the talents. Well done.
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