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GOD'S Scrapbook-part1

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Below is the poem entitled GOD'S Scrapbook-part1 which was written by poet Jane Richer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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GOD'S Scrapbook-part1


I drew closer as the angel whispered,
'Come and you shall behold!'
I saw a book with an inlaid cover of precious stones,
And embossed in purest gold.

As he spoke, he turned around,
Placing a crystal key within my grasp,
And all drew silent as the lock sprang open,
And I undid the ivory clasp.

I reached inside and gently removed,
The book from its satin case,
I then let the angel be my guide,
As we left that Holy place.

He soon led me to a carpenter's bench,
And he bid that I sit down,
And pointing to objects on the top,
He said, 'All these in this book are found.'

I stared at and touched the simple things,
That lay across God's table,
But as my mind was only 'finite',
To discover their use, I was not able.

Chisels, paint brushes, dried flowers and twigs,
Many cut-out pics of the LORD,
There were broken shards of pottery, small piles of blackest coal,
A cup of water and a wineskin from which oil was poured.

I marveled as I touched His book,
But then thought there could be NO WAY,
For how could a work so beautiful,
Have inside it, blackened coal and lumps of clay?

Deeply perplexed, I mulled over the mystery,
And turned to the angel to speak,
For surely he knew the clues,
To the answers I did seek.

Then a presence entered silently,
And filled the room with light,
I knew at once that HE was there,
My spirit leaped and danced with delight.

My legs shook and on my knees I fell,
And bowing, I lowered my head in shame,
Then I felt His hand upon my head,
And I looked up when He called My name...

©Jane Richer
05/11/2002

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  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Jane. Love, Carol

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/25/2012 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol Love Jsne
    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/25/2012 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oops Love Jane
  1. Date: 2/20/2012 2:53:00 AM
    Jane, This is an amazing write. I'm off to read part 2. Congratulations on being featured this week with this wonderful poem. Big Smiles, Dane Ann

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/20/2012 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dane and enjoy reading part 2, it has a sweet ending! Love Jane
  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:50:00 PM
    Jane, powerful poem here. Your use of vivid imagery is wonderful. Keep writing and congrats on having your work featured by Poetry Soup this week..........S.Ronthorpe

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/20/2012 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Samual and thank you for telling me that I am featured, I didn't know! Wow, that is a great honor as I am a new writer here! Love Jane
  1. Date: 2/11/2012 8:07:00 PM
    Reads almost like a passage from the Book of Revelation. Good descriptiveness and rhyming in this offering.

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/11/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert, I love to write poems about God and His love for His people! I am surprised that I received a comment this quickly, I just joined this site! Let me know what you think of the second part of this poem, I appreciate your critique! God Bless Jane