Five Minute Friday Poetry “Look” (We are a Masterpiece)

It’s time for another 5 min. Friday!  Mine this week is written poetry style again.  The words flowed out easily this week with the word “Look”(as opposed to last week’s fiasco with the word “race”).  If you would like to freely write for 5 minutes , not worrying about the outcome, please join me by either leaving your 5 min. Friday in the comments section at the website, or by posting to the We Live Inspired facebook page HERE (if you are not a blogger).  If you ARE a blogger, why not join in with LisaJo’s (The Gypsy Mama’s) FMF community and link up with us HERE today?




Look at me-

Here I am.

My authentic self

in all its glory.

The good parts,

The bad parts.

The parts I am proud of,

The parts I wish I could hide.

And I wonder what you see when you look at me.

Will you love with an agape love like He does?

Will you take me just as I am?

Will you look past all of the imperfections…

The well worn areas that have faded with time

or overexposure to harsh elements-

The tiny flaws,

the larger cracks,

and SEE-

the beautiful work of art

that I am.

I can see the cracks in you too-

When I take a closer look.

But I see the beauty more.

I see the overall picture-

the masterpiece that God created.

We are both masterpieces-

You and I.

Cracks and all.

For there is nothing so boring and unoriginal

As a cookie cutter, machine made, work of art.

Mass produced and easily acquired.

But you and I-

WE are one of a kind.

Limited editions.

Maybe not perfection,

Maybe not flawlessly beautiful,

but interesting.

With darks, and lights

and richness of color,

and depth.

And I wonder –

What do you see when you look at yourself?

What do I see when I look at myself

on any given day?

Do we love ourselves with the same agape love-

that we long for others to have for us?

That same agape love

that He has…

for you and for me.


we are beautifully complex masterpieces

You and I.

Cracks and all.

Take a look in the mirror-

and this time look deeper…

Do you see the whole picture?


©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2012

“All of us are valuable to the Lord, God can use even cracked pots!” – Joyce Meyer


An oil painting I did a few years ago.


 poem and painting are protected by copyright

also linked at Be Simply Better

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11 Responses to Five Minute Friday Poetry “Look” (We are a Masterpiece)

  1. Lizzy says:

    Beautiful. Just beautiful!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thanks Lizzy 🙂 Speaking of beautiful- Your beautiful heart and soul always radiates through your blog and our emails. So glad you wrote with us for a 5 min. Friday today. I am going to pop on over to check out what your perspective was today.

  2. denise says:

    I love this, bless you.

  3. Jacque Watkins @ Mercy Found Me says:

    We ARE beautiful…cracks and all! So nice to “meet” you!

  4. It’s good looking in the mirror with you! We are each individualized expressions of the Divine. Masterpieces all!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I loved your response Paula! We do look pretty beautiful in that ole mirror, don’t we? It looks like you may also be an artist? I am going to have to check out your blog 🙂

  5. What lovely words. So true!

  6. Sweetwater says:

    I can Feel The Unconditional Love Among these Words…With Love & Light to You All…Sweetwater