Poetry from the Idea Stream


A Spiritual Reflection on the Value of Broken Things

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Murder is an offense towards God — a breaking

Yet, what am I, to God,
But a lump of clay
Thrown hard, centered,
Crawling as it’s formed —
A trivial lump that walks and talks,
Then spins itself off-balance?

What am I, to God,
But an idea formed —
When God was pissed and seething —
Of the subtle, sacred space
Between lightning’s flash
And thunder’s bass vibrato?

What am I, to God,
That my belief or disbelief
Should pose a major threat,
Or warrant a disaster?
I see casual clues, and yet…
Logic suggests nothing.

People should not be disposed of so easily.

But what am I, to God,
When whole and full of pride?
Bread is nothing, till it’s broken.
Likewise, the broken lump of clay —
Mended by the Potter’s hand,
Is useful, once again.

Inspired by #IdeaStream, and the Poetry Salvage Extreme — I think I used all the words, in one form or another, Xavier Van Holde!

Writer and Kid-at-Heart, often found at https://jahangiri.us. Subscribe to my (free!) Newsletter: https://hollyjahangiri.substack.com

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