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Unexpected Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 3:18 PM

It​ was​ an​ unexpected​ Christmas​ at​ an​ unexpected​ time

His​ message​ and​ timing​ didn't​ make​ sense​ or​ rhyme

A​ miracle​ unfolded​ in​ the​ coldness​ of​ the​ night

Dancers​ performed​ for​ the​ perverse's​ delight

As​ life​ rushed​ by​ too​ busy​ to​ notice​ or​ care

A​ hungry​ man​ wished​ someone​ would​ share

Unable​ to​ get​ in​ He​ was​ born​ outside

Still​ today​ we​ have​ so​ much​ to​ hide

A​ newborn​ watches​ as​ stars​ dance​ overhead

Another​ captive​ into​ blinding​ darkness​ is​ led

A​ mother's​ tear​ unable​ to​ get​ inside

Warmth​ a​ father​ is​ unable​ to​ provide

Silent​ are​ Joseph​ and​ Mary's​ pleas

In​ heaven,​ GOD​ the​ Father​ sees

Fear​ grips​ their​ heart​ as​ they​ hear​ the​ gate​ creak

The​ baby​ is​ fragile​ and​ the​ mother​ is​ weak

Will​ they​ lose​ even​ this​ shelter​ and​ be​ sent​ away

Will​ they​ be​ driven​ away​ so​ the​ animals​ can​ stay

The​ rough​ hands​ of​ a​ shepherd​ holds​ a​ staff​ and​ a​ rod

Tenderly​ the​ shepherd​ tells​ of​ angels​ sent​ by​ GOD

Proclaiming​ this​ child's​ birth​ and​ peace​ he​ would​ bring

A​ day​ when​ evil​ would​ be​ silent​ and​ good​ will​ sing

As​ this​ shepherd​ speaks​ other​ shepherds​ arrive

Bringing​ those​ things​ needed​ to​ keep​ the​ baby​ alive

Blankets​ and​ coats​ that​ protect​ from​ the​ cold

Even​ a​ stuffed​ wool​ lamb​ for​ the​ baby​ to​ hold

The​ shepherds​ gathered​ wood​ and​ built​ a​ fire​ on​ the​ ground

The​ innkeeper​ came​ out​ but​ saw​ shepherds​ and​ turned​ around

The​ outcasts,​ the​ disgraced,​ the​ least​ of​ the​ least

Shared​ together​ in​ a​ humble​ Christmas​ feast

Each​ sharing​ what​ they​ had​ each​ glad​ to​ have​ had​ a​ part

Christmas​ is​ never​ unexpected​ when​ Jesus​ lives​ in​ your​ heart


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Very Good! Merry Christmas!

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Dec 23, 2010, at 10:24 AM

Mr. Greene,

I just read your two poems and love them. I

also love Jesus and am happy we can share him with the world. Keep writing.

Kathleen Dover

Kathleen's Korner


-- Posted by kd5475 on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 7:41 PM

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I have the heart of a poet, the eye of an artist, and dress like a bum. I am no one important. No title, no position, no authority. Just a normal person. But I know Jesus. And Jesus knows me. And this relationship has changed my life and continues to change my life. I have no desire to be known but great desire for others to know Jesus. I would like to blog about Jesus, christian living, church, hurting, hope. I do not want to lead this blog but follow it wherever it leads.
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