Clean Slate

Sometimes, we just need someone to give us, and allow us, that chance for a fresh start… a clean slate…


“He came to my desk with a quivering lip,
the lesson was done.
“Have you a new sheet for me, dear teacher?
I’ve spoiled this one.”
I took his sheet, all soiled and blotted
and gave him a new one all unspotted.
And into his tired heart I cried,
“Do better now, my child.”


I came to the Throne with a trembling heart;
The day was done.
“Have you a new day for me, dear Master?
I’ve spoiled this one.”
He took my day, all soiled and blotted
And gave me a new one all unspotted.
And into my tired heart He cried,
“Do better now, My child.””


Written by an elementary school teacher
Possibly written Kathleen Wheeler


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