Made from Clay

( By Jan Phillips )

I don’t know why I’m like I am
Only God would know.
He put me through His tests of time
And stood me on my own.
He stands beside me each and every day
To make sure I don’t fail
To give Him all the praise and glory
For the blessing He has bestowed.
But I am only human,
So I fail him all the time.
I just can’t seem to get it right
No matter how hard I try.
I must pray for forgiveness
Many hours of each day;
And hope He understands
I am like I am because
He made me this way.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

1 thought on “Made from Clay

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A really good faith-centered poem,summing up succinctly all those times and moments of the everyday, that we all experience. “So I fail him all the time” is a brilliant recapitulation of the writings of the Apostle Paul;I hope that doesn’t come across with too much gravitas,but ,this work does have some extraordinary resonances with The Book of Romans.

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