An Alternative Christmas Tale

by Milly Hayward   Dec 17, 2019

A twinkle in the dead of night
caused light through my bedroom drape
a golden gem of brightest light
formed a captivating shape

I looked out onto starry sky
and there saw the Christmas light
shining splendidly on high
the purest form of white

Music sounded all around
the kind I'd never heard
I heard a rustle on the ground
then saw a gathered herd

All around an old oak tree
animals of every kind
bended each on just one knee
where the starlight brightly shined

I joined the throng to see what
it was that kept their gaze
and saw there in a tiny hut
a babe in a bed of maize

All around were tributes made
by animals of every size
and with joy they sat and prayed
those most innocent and wise

Who is the child I asked one
as up a twig he climbed
He is the son of God come
to save us from mankind


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  • 6 months ago

    by Oluwaseye Olayode Taiwo

    Beautiful poem of our saviour

  • 6 months ago

    by Abstract Poet

    Beautiful poem I loved this one.

  • 6 months ago

    by Walter

    Welcome back Milly...just in time for Christmas and with this lovely Christmas Tale!

  • 6 months ago

    by Michael

    Nicely done Miss Milly :) M x

    • 6 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thankyou Michael for your lovely comment and for the nomination x

  • 6 months ago

    by Brenda

    Beautiful Milly! Wonderful to see you on site.

    • 6 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thankyou Brenda. It's really good to be back :) x

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