Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,788 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Though Pot I Am, I Am Thine Pot! - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Potter, Potter, making clay-pot!
Did you make me misshap’n somewhat?
Was it perhaps done on purpose?
Should I blame myself for my cross?

Perhaps, I was untimely born,
Or made in haste, Thine shop adorn!
May be Thine mood was not that good,
When Thou made me out of mere clod!

Perhaps, the mix was rather wrong,
Or else Thou sang a sadder song!
Perhaps, water salty was used;
And so I crack’d a bit when baked!

May be, I wasn’t well baked at all;
Or baked too much: suff’red a fall!
Perhaps, the hearth was not quite hot;
Perhaps, it was my own dear fault.

How do I serve Thee still? I muse;
Though handicapped, could Thou me use?
Could Thou recast my misshap’n form,
So that I can most well perform?

Could thou alter my bizarre look,
Before people think I’m a spook?
Or will I be trampled by men,
Even before I say, ‘Amen! ’

Whatev’r my fate turns out to be,
Let me serve Thee most happily!
May be, I can’t be thine pot sought;
Though pot I am, I am Thine pot!
Though pot I am, I am Thine pot!


Comments about Though Pot I Am, I Am Thine Pot! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (6/5/2004 9:26:00 AM)


    There are weeds in my basin,
    and beautiful vines that sprout
    delicious raisins.
    I pray God dismay each drought
    to a period only Angels understand,
    that I may display the Lord's hand.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 21, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 20, 2010


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