How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Main Forums
 Holiday Cheer
 A Stable
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Poet deVine   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

A Stable

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


0 posted 12-03-2003 12:53 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos


A Stable
by Elizabeth Santos

Two thousand years a stable has withstood
The storms that rock the sea of brotherhood
And from its manger Truth and Light extend
So far beyond the womb of Bethlehem

For twenty centuries sweet angelic hymns
Have filtered through the leaves of olive limbs
And crossed the earth to touch our hearts again
Far from the city gates of Bethlehem

For Christmas is the season of a Child
When all within the soul is reconciled
In Peace, bestowed through Christ to earthly men,
To those whose eyes look far toward Bethlehem

How wondrously, in endless time and space,  
The message comes of Christ’s enduring Grace.
Through boughs of evergreen do softly wend
The blessings given to us in Bethlehem

The true Messiah, in a stable came
To calm the winds of fear and tides of shame
Three kings had journeyed into Bethlehem
And laid before Him gifts from mortal men

But only God bestowed a Gift Divine
Born in a stable,… still, …in endless time
A humble place for such a noble birth
Of King above all other kings on earth

And there, within a lowly cattle stall
God placed His Son, a precious Gift to all.
Beneath a star, this Life without an end
Was meekly born to us in Bethlehem.

Two thousand years a stable still remains
The sheltered throne from which a King still reigns
And from His cradle Love and Joy extend
So far beyond the womb of Bethlehem

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (12-03-2003 12:54 AM).]

© Copyright 2003 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Joyce Johnson
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Patricius
since 03-10-2001
Posts 10059
Washington State


1 posted 12-03-2003 10:11 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

This is wonderful writing Elizabeth.  I hope people come to this forum to see it.  Love, Joyce
baseballpoet
Junior Member
since 10-20-2003
Posts 37


2 posted 12-03-2003 09:51 PM       View Profile for baseballpoet   Email baseballpoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for baseballpoet

thank you for sharing this poem.  It is beautiful.  I enjoyed very much.  The true meaning of Christmas is often missed by so many...this is a great reminder.  Thanks again.
Mysteria
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada


3 posted 12-05-2003 04:07 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Liz, this is truly a beautiful piece of work, be proud m'friend, this is simply perfect.  Nice to read something for a change that shows the reason for the season too.
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


4 posted 12-05-2003 12:20 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz...Your words shine in this lovely poem!  Much love to you!
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


5 posted 12-06-2003 09:59 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

May His love and peace become a personal reality to those who haven't yet discovered it, and cherished more and more by those who have.

Beautiful expression, Elizabeth!
skyshine
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Elite
since 02-07-2002
Posts 3337
Beneath the northern stars


6 posted 12-14-2003 03:41 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

God's love and all His gifts will find a way to each place on Earth. I loved your poem, Elizabeth! It was beautiful!

~sky

Dreams last for so long, even after you're gone...
~Jewel

WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


7 posted 01-04-2004 07:14 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'm so glad I wandered back in here.
Liz this is just the reason for the season.
You've put such a splendor to it with your blessed words.  Thank you for bringing back the TRUE meaning to Christmas!

God Bless

<*\\\><    
Life may have influenced who we R, but we're responsible for what we become.
I don't question YOUR existance- GOD

serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


8 posted 12-12-2005 03:19 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*touching the screen*

beautiful, Liz
Artic Wind
Member Rara Avis
since 09-16-2007
Posts 8075
Realm of Supernatural


9 posted 10-14-2007 07:33 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Lovely

ARCTIC WIND
 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Main Forums >> Holiday Cheer >> A Stable Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors