Awaiting the Birthday King

Original Artwork of C. Michael Dudash

Original Artwork of C. Michael Dudash

A poem to celebrate our babe in a manger, our Glorious King-

Wishing you all the Brightest of Christmas Wishes this holiday season.

May these words bless your heart, challenge your mind and nourish your soul’s longing.

Until He comes…

Awaiting the Birthday King

***

There is a babe, in manger laid

a child born to me

freedom with His body paid

sin hung Him on a tree.

I see the lights all glowing

to celebrate His day,

in each heart a showing

of the debt He longed to pay.

*

A Savior born within a stall-

of this birthday we do sing!

His brief life we do recall,

 this one tiny, newborn king-

come to earth to bring

true freedom for us all.

Come to earth to bring

true freedom for us all.

*

There is a kingdom growing,

an army getting strong,

heavenly lion waiting-

His victory secure.

Stand firm,

you who wait

His return won’t be long.

Of this you can be sure…

His return won’t be long.

*

Light the Advent candles,

decorate your tree

Celebrate the Chosen One

put to death at Calvary.

Celebrate the babe

in His birth we do delight,

Rejoice in His coming soon

Maybe, Christmas night.

Maybe Christmas night.

*

Rejoice in His coming again,

make way for the Feast

We don’t know the time or day-

keep your eyes fixed to the east.

Keep your eyes fixed to the East.

*

Selah.

Linking with dVerse Poets Pub for a prompt on Birthdays…

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gay Reiser Cannon
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:33:10

    This could be set to music. It is a carol, filled with the message of faith. You wrote it with joy and expectation. Lovely work.
    Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

    Reply

  2. Cecelia Lester
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 13:07:37

    I agree with Gay. I really got into the rhythm of the words. Think about doing something else with this poem. It is very good.

    Reply

  3. brian miller
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 13:38:54

    in his day there was a great expectation for the birth of the messiah…and too we can feel it as well…through advent…and as we march towards Christmas….the great hope is coming…he will be born…and it will change everything….not the way we think it should maybe, but it will be what is right….smiles…

    hope you have a wonderful Christmas…smiles.

    Reply

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 16:06:12

    Just like Gay says. this breathes music.. like a carol sung by a boy’s choir in a cathedral.. a reminder of why..

    Reply

  5. katiemiafrederick
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 16:52:11

    Ah.. at least where i live i feel the kingdom IS come..

    and i love the form of your poetry as it flows

    in tribute of him..:)

    Reply

  6. katiemiafrederick
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 16:52:58

    OH.. and i almost forget..

    MERry CHRIST
    MAS AND a happy new now every year..:)

    Reply

  7. claudia
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 05:29:29

    i wonder what time he chooses for his coming again… we all may be in for a big surprise…ha… for now enjoying the celebration of his birthday.. merry christmas…smiles

    Reply

  8. Jennifer Y
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 12:42:29

    <3!!!!

    Reply

  9. Abhra
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 14:53:48

    Wow, a very strong and powerful note – I very much enjoyed the form and specially how you ended it. Well done.

    Sorry took longer to read your piece for the prompt. Merry Christmas.

    Reply

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