GW (June 11 1962/ / London Ontario Canada)

A Christmas Gift.

In presence of the multitude,
I have shown barring no gift,
For what hath I worth thy child......

In glance of many gifts bestowen,
Frankensence, Muir, Silver, Gold,
For I posses nothing worth Lord......

In tater clothes I bow Mother Mary,
And confess the birth of virgin son,
Yet words fall short of glory be.....

As thy man Joseph smiles upon,
Watching o'er thy babe Jesus,
I surrender in humilitance unto my lack.....

In moment chance hold thy hand,
of the child that taketh my place,
For this tiny babe shall wash me clean.....

In this childs eyes my saving grace,
In his fathers hand thy mercy proclaims......

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Comments (10)

Hi Geoff: I'm not a big fan of ellipses, though I have used them sparingly. For another take on Christmas day read Borne on a Notion.
Excellent poem Geoff I see what you mean about my poems reminding you of another we kinda have the same ideas :)
Excellent poem Geoff, a truly beautiful poetic gift. What better gift than the gift of Jesus Christ. Melvina
This reads perfectly, and memorably. Gorgeous. t x
This is beautiful Geoff, for no gift is greater than the gift we were given this day. Merry Christmas.............Diane
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