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On the Potter's wheel
I am clay - 
sticky, messy red clay,
being kneaded like bread,
'till pliable.
In firm but gentle hands
the Potter molds and shapes me into
a vessel of honor,
a vessel worthy of a King.
God is not finished with me yet.

A diamond in the rough am I,
A chunk of rock.
But, as the Master Jeweler
chip, chip, chips away my impurities,
bit by bit,
I begin to sparkle, I begin to shine,
'till that final day when I'll be transformed
into a pure exquisite diamond.
A diamond fit for a King.
God is not finished with me yet.

My life is an unfinished tapestry.
Day by day my Creator
carefully, deliberately
weaves a thread here,
snips a thread there.
When my life comes to an end,
the tapestry will be complete.
I will be perfected.
Until then,
God is not finished with me yet.

For Catie Lindsey's "Metaphorically Speaking" contest.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Wow! This is a great poem. Sometimes we do feel like we are being chipped, but the process makes us more beautiful with each one. I added you to my favourites list the other day.

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 12:18:00 AM
    Hi.Very nice poem Kim.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 8:57:00 PM
    Congrats on your 1st place win Kim. It's intriguing to greet the day awaiting all the wonder. May you have many wonderfilled days becoming God's creation.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 9:21:00 AM
    a well deserved win! congratulations :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest Kim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 12:27:00 AM
    Congratulation Kim lovely poem xx

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:25:00 PM
    This poem is honorable, shiny and perfect Kim! Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 8:03:00 AM
    Wow!!! Excellent write, Kim!! I love it and I will include this in my favourites!! Thank you so much! HERE'S MY HUGE HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG/FIRST PLACE WIN!!! love and hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Kim this is a worthy winner, wonderful and very creative, just love this...

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 2:52:00 AM
    This is lovely Kim! I enjoyed reading this. I know too that God is not finished with me yet. Thanks for sharing this. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on win with this inspirational poem, Kim. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:52:00 PM
    No wonder this wonderful piece won first place in Catie's contest. Very well written!

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:31:00 PM
    Hey, KIim, we used a lot of the same "materials" in our free verse poems but just took them to use in different ways. it was cool for me to see yours just now and BIG congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Kim, how absolutely divine! Congratulations on your first place win!...well deserved! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 8:11:00 PM
    Thank you Kim. I was just reading yours and I love the way you incorporate God's hand in our creation into your poem. It is a beautiful poem and deserving of winning First Place. Congratulations! Somehow everyone seems to think I was writing about flowers. LoL so I added a note to my poem.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 4:14:00 PM
    Wow!Fantastic piece,Kim...Great write...Yes!God has not finished with us,we tend towards perfection each day..I love this ..Congratulations on your superb win..Well deserved...Kudos to you,pal.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 1:13:00 PM
    congrats on your great win Kim

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:33:00 AM
    Kim, a very unshaken way to describe YOU,, in a metaphoric way.. Congratulations with your awesome win in Catie's "Metaphorically Speaking" contest. Have yourself a nice day~ LUV*PD

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:30:00 AM
    So cool Kim...and who knows you may come back again as a Queen! ;) Light & Love

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