as the day fast approaches…

As the day fast approaches

that honours Christ’s birth,

the world slowly tumbles

in spasms of mirth.

Our lights gaily shining,

our trees trimmed with gold;

the populace pining

for things bought and sold.

Whence comes this great frenzy

of bold, public joy?

it’s all on account

of a wee baby boy,

who was born to oppression

by poverty known;

his life a confession

of a power not his own –

but sprung from the source

of all hope, truth, and  life;

incarnate among us –

the end of all strife.

Jeff Lackie – Dec 9/2009 – Thorburn, NS

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