Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Potter--By Helen Dowd--Canada

The Potter

Do you ever stop to question the real reason you’re on earth?
Do you wonder why it is that you were born?
Do you feel you’ve been a failure, and your life has little worth?
Do you view yourself with ridicule and scorn?

Do you look around at others, wishing you could be like them,
When you see the mark in life they seem to make?
Then you gaze into the mirror, and that fellow you condemn;
And you say, “Oh God, You’ve made a grave mistake.”

But remember, God’s the Potter. You are just a lump of clay.
You must never question what He has in mind.
He has formed the earth, the heavens, and the night, as well as day.
He’s created living things of every kind.

Whether you be dull or brilliant--a workman, king, or maid--
Whether you be plain or handsome, short of tall,
It is still the Potter’s doing: He has formed you without aid.
It is God who holds the pattern for us all.

He has made you for a purpose, and He’s called you by your name.
He has formed you by the will of His own hand.
So just look up to your Maker as His greatness you proclaim:

Helen Dowd enjoys spending time at her computer, along side her husband of 56 years, writing poetry, story poems, stories about pets and life in general, as well as inspirational and Bible stories. She has one book published. Her stories and poems have been published in several Anthologies. She is presently a caregiver for her husband and sister, two dogs, four cats and 3 gold fish.


  1. Good poem to read on this Whispers morning. Gives one much to think about. Sheri

  2. Amen. An excellent write and so true. much enjoyed. Take good care. warm best wishes. Pete.

  3. Nice poem, Helen. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. "The Potter" sure formed a talented poet in you my dear Helen. I enjoyed the poem very much and a good reminder to love one's self in spite of imperfections.

  5. Wonderful poem Helen. Beautiful message! The Potter "God" molds the clay, not the other way around! Enjoyed your poem very much! God bless you...~Chris