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Peace Is

Peace is

in the centering

by strong potter’s hands

amidst the

spinning whirling

world going by.


Then shaped

and formed

useful and


ready for

glazed colors

and fire

to set and harden

to last

my life time.



again and again

to that place

of centering



every piece

is given over

to be shaped

and formed

added to

the masterpiece

called me.


© 2015 Julie Clark


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Devil’s Churn Oregon Coast

Don’t I have some of those places in me?

All churned up

Weak and weary spots

Chinks in my armor

Where worry and fear

Anger and pride

Stand guard

The water

Constantly battering those places

Wearing away the defenses

Caving in the walls

Churning up the deadly waters

It is a spectacular sight, really

A beauty to behold

The power of the water is astonishing

Maybe the water is not the enemy

Maybe it is the artist’s paint brush

Turning ashes into beauty

Suffering can do that

Building our character

Making us stronger

Would that my caved in walls

Hold more living water

And be a beauty to behold

A masterpiece

Where the artist’s

Passion is displayed

© 2011 Julie Clark

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