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The Tea Cup And You

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Below is the poem entitled The Tea Cup And You which was written by poet Lucilla Carrillo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Tea Cup And You

The Tea Cup And You Are you wondering, what you could have in common with a tea cup? Well let me tell you, that you have quiet a lot. Two women walked into an antique shop one day. while looking around, they saw on a shelf a beautiful tea cup. Right away they fell in love with it and they both wanted to buy it. Suddenly the tea cup started to talk to them. They were surprised, but they listen. The tea cup said - I was not always like this. At first I was only a lump of clay. One day a potter came in and saw me. He picked me up and looked at me, than He squeezed me. It hurt, but He took me home with him. There He started to mold me and it hurt. I asked him if He was done, He said - not yet. He than put me in the potter's wheel and spun me around and around, it made me dizzy. I thought He was done with me. I was wrong. He than put me in a hot oven. It was so hot, I thought I was going to die. He took me out and I was glad, it was over. I was wrong, later he painted me with beautiful colors, than added some beautiful designs. I thought to myself - this has to be over now. wrong again, He put me in a hot oven hotter then before. I thought, for sure I would die this time., but I didn't. After He took me out and I cooled down, He put a mirror in front of me. I could not believe what I saw. The change of what I started to be. I was beautiful. Before - nobody would even look at me. Now everybody wants me. The two ladies left. They did not buy the tea cup. They left it there for other people to admire....
Written 04/10/ 2006 By Lucilla M. Carrillo Comments: The moral of the story is that no matter how you look, God is not done with you yet. Let Him mold you to perfection. He is in charge of your life...

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 8:42:00 AM
    I'm so happy that you mentioned this to me, otherwise I would not have found it. What an awesome lesson this is... and you told it in a way that is both unique and humorous. You have to go through a lot of trials and suffering before you become what you were meant to be. Stunning!

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 1:22:00 PM
    This is such a beautiful poem with a wonderful moral story...

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:52:00 AM
    This is so true. I was a little teary as I reached the end. Thanks for inviting me to this particular poem. Love it! It is so well written. Cindy

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:24:00 PM
    This poem is one of my favorites. I love the passage from Jeremiah 18:12-6 - the Potter"s Wheel.

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 8:50:00 PM
    Yes, this is a good story. I remember it from a long time ago.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/30/2012 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading. I call it a story poem. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:47:00 PM
    Lucilla, I like the ending thought... One can seek and find morals when searching.. I have never taken the time to reflect off a tea cup.. Now i will look into a tea cup.. ans search all the things we have in common.. A very beautiful and inspiring image you have here... The hands of a potter... molding can be more than we know... enjoyed stopping by ;-) good night, * always PD

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/30/2012 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for your comment on The Tea Cup and You. It means so much coming from you. many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:41:00 AM
    good poem, its hard to stay on subject

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/29/2012 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much and have a great day. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:34:00 AM
    The potter does indeed know how to form the clay if we are pliable in His hand. You wrote a beautiful temstimony to this wonderful analogy Lucilla! I'm impressed :)

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Lucilla, this is so strange I love it, it holds you until the last word, well done..David

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/29/2012 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much David. I am glad that you like it. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/29/2012 5:28:00 AM
    Lucilla, thank you.....you have written a unique poem today, love it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/29/2012 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words, in this poem. I am glad that you enjoyed it. God bless you. Lucilla
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 8:36:00 PM
    THIS IS A WORK....tea cup!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 4/28/2012 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Marlon for always giving me your support. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Lucilla