I AM IN THE POTTER’S HANDS
by Angelena Vernon
I watched the potter stand very still, when he placed some clay on a wheel.
The potter was wordless and did not speak, as he shaped the clay and applied heat.
The clay could not shine as gold, until the burning fire hit the mold.
God is the potter and I am the clay, he is in control every step of the way.
God sent a fiery test to purify me, only I was not happy to a degree.
I cried out in animosity to say, why are you molding this vessel of clay?
These pains are not what I want to feel, it hurts when you put me on that wheel.
I wasn’t a baby in the potter’s hand, nor was I in authority to command.
The whole process let me see myself, also why I was placed on God’s shelf.
God showed me bitterness in my heart, the root, the cause, and where it starts.
I kept asking God, why so much pain, yet, he kept cutting against the grain.
I resented going through so many test, therefore, I cried out in agony and distress.
God knew my thoughts afar off, He knows my words were not soft.
God did not have to see the sin that dwelled inside of me.
God heard the words I spoke to him, so back on the wheel I had to spin.
God turned up the heat and tied me down, only this time I did not make a sound.
( Excerpt from Peace in the Valley by Angelena Vernon )
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BOOK: Peace in the Valley by Angelena Vernon
PEACE IN THE VALLEY is the debut book of author and poet Minister Angelena Vernon. Minister Vernon takes the reader on a journey through some of life’s experiences and puts them in poetic form and gives us a way to have Peace and Serenity in all that we do. You will walk through this book with a tranquility that will give you so much joy and promise from the inside out.
This book will make you think and see how life is just a compilation of situations and circumstances that we navigate through with God guiding us every step of the way.
Her words will make you laugh, think, cry and feel comfort as you go from one experience to the next in each poem. So, take the journey, embrace your inner peace and be guided to that place we all long to be and have in our lives. You can have PEACE IN THE VALLEY!
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About the Author
Angelena Vernon was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and received her education from the Baltimore City public school system. She furthered her education by attending Coppin State College University, where she received her Bachelor Degree in Social Work. She resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and children.