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The Fragile Thread of Life

Updated on January 11, 2013
beauty seen
beauty seen
God's painting
God's painting
Hands of the architect
Hands of the architect
God's canvas
God's canvas
God's paint brush
God's paint brush
flowering beauty
flowering beauty
artist's work
artist's work
pottery by hands of life
pottery by hands of life
God's paint brush
God's paint brush
stained glass by an artist's hands
stained glass by an artist's hands
Spirit of Life
Spirit of Life
God's molded creation
God's molded creation

Breath




As a seamstress sews her special cloak,

with fine and measured thread,

Each gentle stitch is carefully made,

as her beautiful cloth is spread.




The Father God, who has made us each,

so strains to form us right,

Just as He created the sun and moon,

and cast His stars, all so bright.




As the potter gathers his earthen clay,

and throws it upon the stone wheel,

He shapes and spins the moistened soil,

there, a pot of beauty, to reveal.




Our God, casts us upon the wheel of life,

as products of His thoughtful mind,

Gives us our shapes and breath of life,

with loving hands, shapes us in kind,




The carpenter builds his wooden wares,

of finest wood and of greatest care,

He fastens limbs of structured grace,

with tools he fashions, his love not spared.




Each is fashioned in God's special blue print,

every line and angle, is heaven sent.

There is no likeness, no copy of us lent,

we're all unique, the only one, meant.




The artist paints his fond portrait of life,

and upon his canvas of cloth, he portrays,

The vibrant beauty and colors of brilliance,

Of the rainbow's tints, he so displays.




On an azure blue sky, and spotted clouds of white,

our greatest Artist, then applies his hues,

Green trees all line, along rolling water's shores,

as marvelous flowers are ours' to choose.




The fragile thread of life we are so given,

such a wonderful gift and of sweet breath,

Each is designed by the finest architect,

To all live our lives, and to end in our death.




The grandest gift of all is to be revealed,

upon the running of our own special course,

A life of eternity, of the most wonderful of spirits,

Our God in Heaven, is our source.








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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love it, love it! And on this same day where I wrote a blog on my website "Good To Be Alive". Perfect timing. Life is fragile indeed and we should all cherish its gift. Thanks whonu. : )

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      An epic poem here of pure beauty to glorify our God!!! A masterpiece.

      Voted Way Up to the Heavens again. Sharing. Lovely photos and artwork.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Faith Reaper, your responses mean a lot to me.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much craiglyn. The thread of life is what holds us all together with our one and almighty God.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Really meaningful poem (for me). Thank you. I lived a very blessed life! But I made a lot of mistake. These mistakes were the threads that helped the SF public schools and got the gifts for thousands of needy children.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Tank you Mhatter99, Your well wished comments and thoughtful assessments are always appreciated.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful Hub, beautiful photos. I enjoyed the read. Voted this UP, etc.

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      Joan Whetzel 4 years ago from Katy, Texas

      THank you Whonunuwho. I was having one of those weeks. This helped.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for reading joan.I hope everyone sees things as you do.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Mary, I hope to give all who read an uplifting experience.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So truly beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

      I vote up and share.

      Eddy.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your kind words,Eiddwen.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love the God's paintbrush photo, there's just something about the shadows and light of the flower that really connect to the poem for me. Also, your saying, "The fragile thread of life we are so given,

      such a wonderful gift and of sweet breath,

      Each is designed by the finest architect,

      To all live our lives and to end in our death"

      is very profound and really sums it all up. Beautiful photos and thoughts.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you, as always teaches. I try to portray my feelings on the paper that is my canvas. Your nice comments are always appreciated.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you teaches.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very awesome message to Mankind! God is our source and each of us are given our course. We need to see what God has given each of us in our unique talents and build upon them as He has so given.

      Phenominal poetry and revelation from the heart!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Yes, my friend, we should all build upon the foundation that our Creator has provided, and with strength of the inner spirit, we may fly as the eagles.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      I've often wondered if most people actually realize just how the gift of life, we each have received, is, and that it is much more valuable than any man made source of wealth? Perhaps a brush with death, or loss of loved ones does help us to understand, in many instances.

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