Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday WRites 87

❧✿❧12 Days to Christmas❧✿❧

There lived a maiden fair,
A maiden fair was she;
So full of grace in God's sight,
In God's sight stood she.

This grace filled maiden,
So named Mary she;
Was hailed by an angel
So named Gabriel, he.

A woman chosen,
A woman blessed;
Such was dubbed our Mary,
Hailed by the angel she.

The Son of God the Father,
That son was given she;
To bear in her maiden's womb,
That he a baby might be.

This news startled our Mary,
For no man knew she;
Yet, this grace filled maiden,
Replied so shall it be.

Then God spoke to Joseph,
A dream was given he;
Of the fair maiden Mary,
A father to that baby be.

I knew not that virgin woman,
The amazed Joseph he;
Pleaded to the heavens above,
For this so puzzled he.

He took then the maiden,
As betrothed then was he;
And on a little donkey,
Journeyed he with she.

To Judea from Galilee,
That little donkey he;
Took the two betrothed,
For such his task would be.

When to Ephrata-Bethlehem
Where all inns were filled;
There in a stable's hay,
There was made to lay;

The maiden's miraculous baby;
Jesus, Immanuel he.
Gillena Cox 2012

You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #87, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites


Linking to
Recuerda Mi Corazon
12 Days of Mary Love, Day 12


Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Tuesday Platform


  1. A wonderful rhyme! A blessed Mondsy and Christmastide to you

  2. What a delightful way to start my day. I read your poem with delight. You are definitely a writer she. I'm letting your song play in the background. Merry Christmas to you. I have loved all your posts.

  3. Your poem is lovely Gillena and tells the story so well. Thank you!

  4. This is soo beautiful, Gillena ❤️

  5. tender,clever and sweet!
    thank you for sharing this procession of mother love!

  6. Thank you Rebecca, for hosting us another year, to honour this most blessed mother

    Much love...

  7. Your faith resounds in this narrative.

    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

      Much love...

  8. I love the deep faith and joy in your poem.

    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

      Much love...

  9. It would be nice to hear you recite this, with its lovely sounds and rhythm.