Shards of Clay

I am a shattered
jar of clay

Shards of me once
upon the ground lay scattered

I didn’t think I mattered
to anyone at all

Then the One who loves me
each tiny shard gathered

He pieced me together
and grace upon me splattered

I am whole though cracked
a jar of clay remastered

Filled to the brim with His love


About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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34 Responses to Shards of Clay

  1. Oloriel says:

    Your poem reminded me of that Japanese (I think?) story about fixing broken ceramics with gold; the cracks and lessons -it would make them look like life’s masterpiece.

  2. Mish says:

    The rhyme works here and doesn’t feel like it takes anything away from the message. I especially like the imagery of a broken, yet “remastered” jar of clay filled with love.

  3. amen. amen. amen. a blessed Easter to you!

  4. Truedessa says:

    I like to believe though one might be cracked one can still be mended into a beautiful work of art. Wishing you a Happy Easter

  5. A beautiful humble pot, a perfect vessel.

  6. memadtwo says:

    I like the way this circles around and comes together again. (K)

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    A beautiful statement of faith.

  8. merrildsmith says:

    A nice use of metaphor here. I like the whole, but cracked. It’s a good reminder about a lot of things–relationships, bodies, as well as souls.

  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Lovely, lovely use of metaphor here, Linda!! ❤️❤️

  10. msjadeli says:

    A very powerful metaphor, Linda. I love the idea of a warm jar of clay sitting in the sun.

  11. This is so beautiful and reminds me of the Japanese art of mending pottery with gold- Kintsugi.

  12. Simple and powerful!

  13. Glenn Buttkus says:

    As a metaphor for marriage or Christ consciousness, this piece works well. Like Bjorn mentioned, a mended relationship is sacred.

  14. This is beautiful, Linda, and so true. Thank you for sharing!

  15. kanzensakura says:

    Amen. Wonderful!

  16. kim881 says:

    A comforting poem to read this Maundy Thursday, Linda.

  17. Frank Hubeny says:

    It is good to be such a cracked but remastered jar of clay to hold love.

  18. There is something even better with something you mend.

  19. Very nice!

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