Cynthia BuhainBaello

Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

A Child Like Clay


A child like clay is pliable
Guidance molds him with each day
With right values, he grows up able
To live his life and not go astray.

A child like clay adapts the form
He bends and follows as one leads
To what is true he will conform
Absorbing the wisdom that he needs.

A child like clay when left alone
Hardens up warped and marred,
To doing wrong he is always prone,
His life is a mess, he ends up scarred.

A child like clay when hardened wrong
Will need a thorough brokenness
A crushing from which he will be strong
A new creation, born from forgiveness


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'Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path,
he who hates correction will die.'

Proverbs 15: 10
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Copyright Cynthia Buhain-Baello
February 2010
Philippines

Submitted: Thursday, July 05, 2012
Edited: Thursday, July 05, 2012

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