A Christmas Haiku: I Want to be the First to See Baby Jesus

Come and Behold Him!

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Speckles of stars shine
tufts of grass peeking through pebbles and rocks
A still winter night.

Sheep like cotton balls
whimsical creatures enjoying dinner
A lone owl hoots.

Shepherds lean on staffs
soft voices waft out in circles of steam
Sharing more than tales.

Excited angels wait
An entrance of grand proportion to make
A birth to announce.

Eli snuggles close
Under his father's warm cloak, he wonders
"Is this all there is?"

It is take your child
to work day, and Eli is excited
but the night gets long.

Eli stifles yawn
Time to fold his curiosity and sleep
A wasted field-trip.

A bright light bursts forth
torching the midnight canvas, revealing
Wings a fluttering.

Startled shepherds stare
wonder reflected in frightened eyes, as
Eli stumbles to rise.

"Unto you is born
A Savior, born to die so all can live.
God's perfect plan"

Crowds of angels join
Songs of joy echoes through quiet hillsides.
Lifting hearts and woes.

O glorious night
when angels sing and shepherds dance in tune
history turning

Eli gawks at sight
In the company of angels, no less
Truth dawns bright and clear.


He turns to his dad
"Let's hurry....baby Jesus is waiting
I want to be first."

Enjoy

Merry Christmas to all my fellow hubbers and anyone reading this.

Have a Succulently Joyous Christmas!

Succulents are long lasting....may the joy of Christmas last long after the season is over.
Succulents are long lasting....may the joy of Christmas last long after the season is over. | Source

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Comments 22 comments

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onceuponatime66 5 years ago from USA IL

I thought I was the only one on here Christmas eve 2010 and you wrote such a great Christmas hub.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Deeply touching! A Hub-journey to the shepherd's field, what a lovely Christmas Eve experience! I love the photo, too!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

What a gorgeous Christmas tribute on Christmas eve.

It is beautiful and much appreciated. Thanks you so much.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines

What a beautiful poem my friend!

You truly write with warmth and love!

Rated up and beautiful!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice and beautiful poem. This shown your spiritual side. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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brandrocker 5 years ago

Beautiful poem. No word of appreciation can justify it's value. Merry Christmas!


Cheryl 5 years ago

Hello

Merry Chrimstas

That was beautiful. I am so happy someone else is in the holiday spirit and what a better way to express than with saying as beautiful as that

Merry Christmas 2010

Cheryl


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Hehe, onceuponatime, I think we may be the only two left holding the fort on HP on Christmas Eve. Thanks for taking time off to visit and comment. Merry Christmas!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, tnderht, for dropping by to comment. Have a wonderful Christmas!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Pamela, for your kind words. I greatly appreciate your friendship. Merry Christmas!


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Jill, so happy to see you here on Christmas morn. Thanks for your kind comments and I hope you had a great Christmas day yesterday.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, prasetio, glad to see u. Have a wonderful Christmas.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

I agree with you, brandrocker, no words of appreciation can justify its value. How can u put into words the best gift in the whole of eternity? Thanks for commenting. Merry Christmas.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Merry Christmas, Cheryl. Thanks for dropping by with your beautiful comments.


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itakins 5 years ago from Irl

Really beautiful christmas hub-incredible to think of the little infant coming to save each one of us.

Happy Christmas Anginwu.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, itakins. What an incredible fact--baby Jesus came for all of us. Merry Christmas!


coffeesnob 5 years ago

UP and Beautiful! God bless


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, coffeesnob, God bless u too.


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

How ya doin ? Nice poem. Sorry I am late but I was out of town. Well Happy New Year to anglnwu. And thanks for keeping the Christ in Christmas.


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anglnwu 5 years ago Author

Thanks, tony, for coming by to comment. Did you have a good trip? Yay--Christ is the reason for Christmas. Good to see u again and have a wonderful happy new year!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a beautiful poem which I have to vote up up and away.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Eiddwen, glad you enjoyed it.

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