Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Fill in the “h,” the “u.”
Tack on an “r” here and there.
Of course that’s what they meant
to say. Uh huh. I know
how we were all there when
Christ fed the five thousand
(not including women and children).

A star for the wise men,
angels sent to shepherds, pastors
of the fields. Such light
that shone all around
as they proclaimed, “Peace
on earth, good will toward men”
(that explains a lot).

On that night, a savior came
for whosoever believes. The Son
of God, Son of Man.
Humble carpenter of Nazareth,
poor and not handsome—
like a lamb led to the slaughter is silent
(truly a woman’s son).

(For Kathy, Kendra, and Melanie)

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