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Like an earthen vessel

I was delicately beautiful

Some would even say, dainty

Then came the cracks

The endless stretch of thin lines

That showed I was falling apart

My mind, set on autopilot

Beaconed the distressed signal

Thoughts spiraling into a dark vortex

I sought how to fix the cracks

‘No, they couldn’t – shouldn’t, see me like this’

I said repeatedly, frantically

The fractures that got to me finally eased out

Falling into artistic pieces on the floor

From the rubbles of what I once was

I let out a long laugh

Alas! I could never fix myself

Only He could- ‘cause He made me

It was in that moment-

Shattered and alone

That I finally let go of myself

To become all He made me to me

Not just clay

But clay filled with the breath of God.

©Mfon Etuk, 2017

Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. -2 Corinthians 4:7


17 thoughts on “Clay

    D.R. Ebe said:
    April 24, 2017 at 12:20 AM

    This is so personal and I KNOW this place; it’s the place of broken hallelujahs; the place of so much disorientation where we really try to be good, and “worth it all”, the place where we fall each time we try and crack one more time. The place where we try to rise again but fall, this time, harder than the previous time. The place where broken pieces are carried in God’s hands and we, from those cracks, become beautiful mosaics from a second touch. It’s such a privilege to share this space with someone else who walks the same road as I(we as believers) do 😘


      Dainty M responded:
      April 24, 2017 at 10:21 AM

      Wow! How did you just do that? Like that’s exactly what this piece was about. I was afraid no one would understand but I’m so amazed at how much you do. Thank you so much! xx

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        D.R. Ebe said:
        April 24, 2017 at 12:15 PM

        Hahaaa… We intersect in a lot of places and I’m sure others can relate to this too.

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    Eddy said:
    April 24, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    We are indeed clay in the Master’s hand. nicely expressed

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    Emily Susanne said:
    April 24, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    I love this M! It reminds me of “Pieces” by Bethel music. ❤

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 25, 2017 at 9:52 AM

      Oh really? I’ll be sure to go listen to it. 😊

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    mslyricwriter said:
    April 26, 2017 at 4:32 PM


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    Light Ministry Blog said:
    April 27, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    How beautifully written, M! And the picture is wonderful. I’m glad to know you…enjoy your day.


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      Dainty M responded:
      April 28, 2017 at 12:45 PM

      Thank you. I’m glad to know you too, Steve! Do enjoy your day and weekend.

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        Light Ministry Blog said:
        April 28, 2017 at 6:42 PM

        And you have a wonderful weekend too, M!

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    TheFeatheredSleep said:
    April 29, 2017 at 2:45 AM

    You are so brilliant

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    D'Dream said:
    May 13, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    This is so deep and coming from a personal place. I could relate well. This piece is simply beautiful and inspiring.


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