The Christmas Star

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By: Wayne Brown



It matters little whereabouts you are


When there in the east rises the star


To signal a time of celebration and mirth


Marking the hour of the Christ-Child’s birth



A wondrous birth amid the humble of poverty


The celebration of man’s new-born deity


A child born among us to teach and bear our sins


Grown to a man who promised to come once again



That special sense as the birth moment nears


Excites our peace and joy; calms our fears


Brings tranquility to a world of push and shove


The star rises in the heavens sending God’s love



There is a certain calm which falls over the land


The quiet directed by the power of God’s hand


It touches each soul and puts them in the spirit


And sets Angels to singing; if we could only hear it



The stories read to children of a manger birth


God’s only Son sent to be here on this earth


To walk among men of God and evil devise


Then for the sins of man offer his own sacrifice



Bow down your heads and kneel to pray


As we once again celebrate His birthday


Rejoice in knowing that He truly loves us all


And one day we too will hear the Master’s Call



Bless each and every soul in this joyous time


May the love of the Christ-Child upon you shine


May you hearts find peace and joy near and far


May Christ’s love shine down from the Christmas Star



©Copyright Wbrown2012. All Rights Reserved.


24 December 2012


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Lovely poem...It seems this time of year brings out more poets than usual. Well written and enjoyed.


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Tom Whitworth 3 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Merry Christmas, Wayne.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Nicely done. Very peaceful. O Holy Night is one of the most beautiful Christmas songs, too. Merry Christmas!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful work my friend! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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rcrumple 3 years ago from Kentucky

Very nicely done, my friend. The birthday boy is smiling down with the knowledge not everybody forgets to keep "Christ" in Christmas. I wish the merriest of days to come your way. May this Christmas be safe and filled with love for you and your family!


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@carol7777...Thank you. I got up this morning with a spirit of the season and had to share a bit of it in verse. ~WB

@Tom Whitworth...Thanks very much, Tom and a very Merry Christmas to you and family! ~WB

@Victoria Lynn....So glad you liked it and I hoped it conveyed some spirit of this great time of year. Thanks much! ~WB

@billybuc...Thanks much, Bill. I hope you have the best Christmas yet and enjoy your family. ~WB

@rcrumple....Thank you, Rich. Christmas has become such a commercial venture that I often wonder if some of the kids of today know what it is really is for us. It troubles me greatly to see people attempt to do away with the true celebration or name it something besides what it really is. Merry Christmas to you and family! ~WB


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

May the joy of the season shine down upon you and yours Wayne.

TFP


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thank you for a lovely poem at this special time of celebration. May your Christmas be both holy and happy.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@The Frog Prince....Merry Christmas to you and family, Jim. Hope it is a joyous one. ~WB

@BlossomSB....Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed it. ~WB


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Beautiful and written so well.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful, Wayne! And ditto to you and your beloveds -

"Bless each and every soul in this joyous time

May the love of the Christ-Child upon you shine

May you hearts find peace and joy near and far

May Christ’s love shine down from the Christmas Star."


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

A very beautiful poem about Christmas. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas day.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@shiningirisheyes...Thank you and Merry Christmas! ~WB

@MartieCoetser....Thanks, Martie. I have you have a joyous Christmas time. ~WB

@Pamela99...Thank so much, Pam. A Merry and Joyous Christmas to you and yours as well. ~WB


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

Beautiful poem. Merry Christmas, Wayne.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

As beautiful a poem as you are a person.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Hope your Christmas, Wayne, was as merry as the twinkle I see in your eyes. Thank you for the beautiful poetry. I know that the New Year will bring you all that is wonderful that you wish for. Promise!


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@drbj....Thanks much, Doc! all my best to you as well! ~WB


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

"brings tranquility to a world of push and shove"..........Amen, Wayne.

Awesome words, as always Wayne....Your poems inspire me.

Wishing you ALL things wonderful in 2013! Happy New Year.....UP+++


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. This is just wonderful and great reminder to put Christ back into Christmas. Hope yours was merry and bright and that all your wishes and dreams come true in 2013! Passing this on.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

One of your most beautiful!

I hope your Christmas was a great one.

Chris


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@fpherj48....To me, there is no greater compliment than having my own words quoted back to me via comment, Paula. I am glad that you found this one to your liking and inspiring...that means I did it right. Thanks much! ~WB

@Gypsy Rose Lee...So glad that you enjoy this one in this wonderful time of year. Thanks much for the great comment and the sharing. ~WB

@CMerritt...This one came to me rather quickly though I had no real plan other than to attempt a write in the Spirit of Christmas. It saddens me that so many are working so hard to bury that significance and refer to it as simply "The Holiday Season". These are the freedoms and liberties that people are slowly losing over time. So glad you liked it, Chris. Thanks much. ~WB


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wayne what a beautiful poem about Christ.. what He has done for us.. I pray you had a great Christmas and have a happy new year

Debbie


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

I must say, as weird as this may sound, that I did miss that "world of push and shove" as I spent Christmas this year in Israel, and it was unbelievably quiet and unlike the christmas I've grown to know.

There were no christmas songs on the radio waves, no christmas commercial on their TVs either. And except for a few christmas decorations here and there, the streets were deserted with most spending the days indoors. If I didn't know it before, I wouldn't know it was christmas day.

In a country where the whole christmas story was played out, the spirit of christmas was nowhere to be found.

But thank God, He is born in our hearts, not on our streets! And I enjoyed christmas regardless, just as I've enjoyed reading this poem.

תודה (toe-dah) Wayne!

That's 'Thank You Wayne' in Hebrew.

Have a very blessed New Year. Shalom!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Very nice. Enjoyed your poem. Voted up and beautiful.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Deborah Brooks....Thanks so much. Had a wonderful snowy Christmas here in north Texas with my only granddaughter and family on a visit which was much too short. Looking forward to the new year and retirement. ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@ComfortB....I suppose it is good to say that the fighting was subdued for the season in the region of Israel. The birth of Jesus is such a heartfelt thing and I think you made the point that it is good that it does not happen on the streets....at least not yet. Thanks so much for that special "thank you"....now I know three words in Hebrew (thank you and Shalom). ~WB


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@moonlake...So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks much! ~WB


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Great poem. I enjoyed reading it especially the pacing of it. I liked the way it flowed. Very beautiful and heartfelt.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@botipton....Thank you. That style is the one I use most as I like the flow and feel as well. So glad you enjoyed it. ~WB

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