Deb, Lazrus2, and Christian each have prodded me to continue with something poetic or creative. I am in a bit of a funk poetically and creatively of late. I think working too much is part of the cause. I have reworked an older poem originally titled This Shattered Jar. I think Broken Vessels is a better fit. I am still not satisfied with it but maybe you can help with comments on where this takes you.
Also, I modified the meter so you can read/sing this poem to the tune of Amazing Grace. Or not.
by ric booth
Who knows the person I could be
with all these lumps and scars
and more, much more than clay to see.
at work inside this jar.
I vainly patch and cover up
as all my pieces fall
So tenderly you break this cup
while others watch in awe!
Reflecting eyes I see they see,
despite my shattered shame
a glimpse of you inside of me
no heart is left the same