May 1, 2019
Without warning I hit the ground
The vase shattered into a thousand pieces
My heart bleeds sharp shards of glass
I look about in horror at the ruins.
How did this happen?
Was I pushed or did I fall?
Isn’t there a story about a Potter?
Who can heal one and all?
I gather the strewn pieces
A pile of brokenness forms
My heart is caked in choking dust
From all the wicked storms
I slowly begin to realize
This vase will never be the same.
The old one lost forever.
I have only me to blame.
To repair it call me Frankenstein,
Cracked and scarred and weak
To do nothing, I’m still shattered
I hemorrhage; now I leak.
Can the Potter perform a miracle?
Can old clay blend with new?
Can the disaster be reversed?
And form a brand new you?
Fire up the ancient kiln.
Let the Reformation start.
Mold and shape me by Your Truth
To form a brand new heart.
Reform the shattered vase O’Lord
Let grace and peace reside
Pour into me to pour into You.
Make my narrow places wide.
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