Small Doses

Wanderer, painter, or potter—which role is the best for me?
A clay pot follows the end of a straw into the roiling sea.
All who are guilty cause chaos; things without names cannot be;
Mercy comes in small doses to sinners who sin without glee:
Number them, mercy’s particles, number them One, Two, and Three!
From darkness create something of light and savor the mystery.

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #232
More Poetry Pantry #494 at Poets United

Posted on September 22, 2019, in light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I like the progression in this one!

  2. Oh yes — hopefully out of darkness something light can be created. We live in hope!!

  3. I love how complete this feels – succinct and pertinent

  4. I love the idea of mercy’s particles. I will grab me one or two. I loved this poem, for rhythm and message. It sings.


    Hopeful yet realistic. Mercy and mystery are key.

  6. This is fantastic! ❤️

  7. I hope there is always some path to the light even when it’s darkest.

  8. Good rhymes in this. In darkness there is still some light. I like the hope in this

  9. Triumphant mercy. A beautiful choice at the end. What a really wonderfully written poem.

  10. There is a beautiful kind of joy in this–as well as hope–lovely!

  11. How well this reads although I felt sorry for the things without name who cannot be. That doesn’t seem fair…so if they come to my door I’ll give them a name; thing 1, thing 2 and thing 3.

  12. I hope you don’t mind that I will put that last line in my journal.

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