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.



Linking with dVerse Poets Pub for a prompt on Birthdays…

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

10 thoughts on “Awaiting the Birthday King

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. 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.

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