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On the Potter's Wheel
by R A Beeman

Friday, March 21, 2008
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Life is a process of refinement that takes place when we allow ourselves to be molded into who we truly are. We are so blessed with the love of nature and the sensuality of the human love, that we oft forget we are just a work in the making.

Cast your first stones you pious and self-righteous.

Strike me down with your looks, words, and deeds.

For I am not as wise nor learned as you, and yet your
stones fly?

As I close my eyes to await my fate, I see the Potter
gathering up your stones.

Stones meant to cause me harm, now turned to clay
in His hands.

I see the wheel turning slowly and hear the rickety
sound it makes as it tumbles slightly on it’s axis.

I see His feet adorned in gold, pump slowly on the treadle
as His tears wet the clay.

For out of your fear and hate, I am made on the Potter’s wheel,
moving slowly in His hands, formed from the very earth that He
loves.

Not a perfect vessel, yet one in working; not perfect clay, yet
refined by His words.

His hands are gentle and disciplined as He smooths the rough edges
of my life.

Each one a trial of thought or deed, yet sin nonetheless.

On the Potter’s wheel I turn slowly, shaped in the image He wants for me.

His tears of grace rid the imperfections that stain carnal man.

His eyes of mercy, keep me moving along the path even when I fall.

His hands work my heart, my mind, and my soul.

His heart of passion, fire kilns my spirit.

Are you so refined that your wheel does not turn?

Are you so righteous that His hands touch you not?

For your mind is closed and your heart is broken for the
joy of the wheel.

Cracked is your vessel, long lost is the luster that was your joy.

The Potter’s wheel still turns for you my friend.

His hands still shape; His tears still wet the clay; His feet never tire,
and His heart always loves.

The scars on His hands touch the clay of my life to remind me of the cross He bore just for me as a lump of earth He forever turns on His wheel.

 

rb © 2008

 

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Reviewed by John Domino 7/19/2008
Truth eternal from the ETERNAL ONE!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 3/23/2008
YOur creativeness leaves me in AWE Randy Rand!
His perfections can never be molded!
I enjoyed this poem, your heart in IT and your style crafting IT!
Amazing!
HaPPY! EASTER! to you and yours from our HOME!
Write On!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Shexooo

STay Positive!
STay Strong!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/22/2008
a beautiful way to look at how we go about the process of becoming
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/22/2008
Most beautiful offering....by far one of your finest!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 3/21/2008
Truly, truly beautiful.No other way to describe it.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 3/21/2008
A wonderful write Randy, we are all a work in the making that is true.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/21/2008
Wow... What a superbly crafted bit of poetry to carry this beautiful message.

Well done!
Cryssa
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/21/2008
RAB,
This Is An Excellent Express.
And Your Words Depict The Still Thriving Reality of This Truth Still Today.
Embrasse'
Vickie
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/21/2008
He has made a fine vessel of you, to share the drink of his love!
Happy Easter! Jasmin Horst
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