Thursday, November 2, 2017

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A BABY IN THE BARN
November, ah November
You edge up close to stars,
Mangers, and wise men on camel backs;
Gifted men in mind and heart.

Layers of dessert dust,
Coating the feet of beast and men;
No burdens too heavy to carry,
For such is the weight of majesty.

A stone, thrown for miles of earthly measure,
Rest at the door of an inn;
Awaiting guest to the barn,
Where animals witness in hay and humility.

The first cries from a baby’s throat,
Not of their kind, but oh so blessed;
To share the future right there,
When man and beast will reside in peace.
A BABY IN THE BARN © gillena cox 2017

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22 comments:

  1. I can't believe we chose the same list, Gillena, and wrote such completely different poems! Mine is stuck in the moment, while yours looks forward to Christmas. I love the lines:
    'You edge up close to stars,
    Mangers, and wise men on camel backs'
    and
    'No burdens too heavy to carry,
    For such is the weight of majesty'.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

      Much love...

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  2. Agree with Kim, wow! This is a wonderful, sweet poem.

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  3. Gillena, I really marvel at where these 4 words took you. How fun to see the writer linking thoughts to words to make a complete story as you have! November is ushering in Christmas time, so thank you for preparing my heart. Thanks for participating and bringing to light this amazing story.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Angie. I'm happy you dropped in to read mine

      Much💖love

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  4. This is absolutely delightful!💞 Especially love; "You edge up close to stars,
    mangers, and wise men on camel backs." Beautifully penned!💞

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sanaa

      Much💖love

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  5. This is a beautifully penned poem, Gillena!

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  6. A very grand welcome to November and to the god who will soon be arriving in December.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Vandana

      Much💖love

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  7. Thank you for this beautiful and reverent take on the prompt, the list. You help me to prepare my heart for this season that celebrates the birth of our Savior.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Toni

      Much💖love

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  8. Lovely, Gillena. We chose the same group of words with a Christmas theme. I love yours!

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    1. thanks for dropping by Vivian

      much love...

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  9. I do love this... make me want to skip November and rush into September.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Bjorn, and I know you mean rush into December
      (✿◠‿◠)

      much love...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

      much love...

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  11. Thanks for dropping in MB

    Much💖love

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