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Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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Pennsylvania


0 posted 12-23-2009 02:55 PM       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


She, who sought a resting place
Upon the brink of birth
Was offered just a corner
In the hollows of the earth

WHat lowly bed! A cattle stall!
In dank of beast and hay
The earthy stench of hide and hoof
The bellowing and bray

No comfort was afforded
'Neath a roof that housed the wild
Yet in these shadows God bestowed
The most exhalted Child

His garment was a simple cloth
His room. a cattle stall
His cry for life was heard by beasts
Who knew no God at all

Yet He would rise from lowly hay
To heights no man has known
And sit upon the hallowed seat
Of God's most lofty throne

No king, no prince, no man of wealth
Born under sheets of silk
No infant wrapped in golden threads
And weaned on royal milk

Could ever reach this pinnacle
The realm of the divine
The trinity, omnipitance
Magnificence sublime

So high He dwells yet reaches down
To each and every man
And offers to uplift our souls
To places high and grand

And now this eve of Christmas
Upon the fragile brink of birth
The hour has come to contemplate
EAch man's intrinsic worth

To praise ,adore and glorify
The meaning of Christ's name
To pause and to recall
The humble place from which He came

So that we are remninded
The significance and worth
Of every word and every deed
We render on this earth

Elizabeth Santos
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sandgrain
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since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


1 posted 12-25-2009 11:29 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Wonderful, Liz!  Your words really bring the meaning home.  We, too, all wonder why would and how could HE be mindful of the likes of us.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

God bless,
Rae
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2 posted 12-26-2009 02:31 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Liz this was wonderfully done.  Merry Christmas to you and the entire family.

            
Happy Holidays
♥ Mysteria ♥

Songbird
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since 12-15-1999
Posts 2211
California


3 posted 01-05-2010 12:09 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Glad to see you are still here and still writing beautiful poetry! Beautiful Christmas poem. Hope you had a nice Christmas and will have a Happy New Year.
If you don't see me hear. I started a blog..
http://dottiesdotcom.wordpress.com/

Hope to do a poetry one later.
 
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