Paige Scott

His Masterpiece - Poem by Paige Scott

*** One of my Christian themed poems.***

The Potter took a lump of clay and shaped it with His hands.
And when ‘twas finished all did say “’Tis lovelier than all.”
It was all smooth and beautiful, and really very perfect—
And all admired the Potter’s work, from the greatest to the small.

Then one day a Scoffer brought a lump of clay to Him.
He bid Him craft a piece as fine as the work He formed before.
The Potter examined this lump of clay, and found that it was dry.
The Scoffer laughed and said “You cannot craft one as before! ”

But the Potter took this lump of clay, though dry and hard it was,
And then took up a chisel, and carved a figure in the clay.
The Potter took the sculpture and held it before all,
And all did see that He had made a Masterpiece that day.

The Scoffer went away to sulk; the “Enemy” had won!
He made that sinful mass of clay into a piece of art.
The Potter was so full of joy—His work was a new creature.
Not only did He change the shape—He also changed the Heart!

Comments about His Masterpiece by Paige Scott

  • Cheryl Davis MillerCheryl Davis Miller (9/14/2009 5:42:00 PM)

    Great one, He is The Master poet and creator, and I see Him working in you dear girl. c (Report)Reply

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  • Sonya Florentino (7/28/2009 7:01:00 AM)

    indeed that is the masterpiece...when we can create something beautiful from something that was not..... (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Hansford (7/7/2009 10:45:00 PM)

    A moral message and (incidentally) a lesson in poetry at the same time. Cut away what is not needed, from your life or from a poem, and the result will be a better poem, or a better person. (Report)Reply

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  • Patti Masterman (7/5/2009 10:38:00 PM)

    I like this in every way, and the ending is excellent. (Report)Reply

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  • Adi CoxAdi Cox (7/3/2009 1:43:00 PM)

    Yes, something deep going on with that poem. As we work our art and perfect our craft maybe most importantly we change our hearts. Creativity will us a way. Inspiring.10/10. (Report)Reply

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  • Lady Grace (6/30/2009 10:07:00 AM)

    a nice piece..and a beautiful one..grace (Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Walters (6/26/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    What a clever and wonderful tale. You are very talented.

    Ruthy: -)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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