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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!!!

May the Christ Child fill your lives with the abundant life of His Divine Grace in the coming year and always, and may you ever be under the protection of the Holy Family! The following poem, I wrote from the perspective of Mary, traveling to Bethlehem with the blessed babe in her womb.



"Womb of the Universe"

Hush, my child, sleep in safety
Darkness shows that mother’s near
All surrounding love and safety
Mother’s song dispels all fear
Hush, my child, in the silence
Feel the beat of mother’s heart
Though the universal longing
Soon shall pierce it with a dart
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Hush, my child, on the journey
Far from home, a star shall lead;
Soul of Starlight burns within me,
Yet the mighty pay no heed
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Hush, my child, Breath of Heaven
Come to take its breath from me
In the chilling dead of winter,
May you warm and sheltered be
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Hush, my child, helpless infant,
Flow of Life and All that is,
Come to earth where least expected…
What will mark the end of this?
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O, my child, hope of prophets,
Can the darkness know your light?
Darkness not of mother’s body
Nor the stillness of the night…
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Darkness borne of Man’s own freedom
Blinding them to their own souls
Evil snuffing out the starlight,
Fire dying on the coals
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Darkness fears the breaking sunlight,
Darkness would suppress the Son
Beat Him, mock Him, strip His glory,
The many launched against the One
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Sleep, my child, in the darkness,
Sleep within your mother’s womb,
Chalice bearing blood I’ve given
And bones to lie within the tomb
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But darkness cannot last eternal
With every dying comes rebirth
From out of darkness you are coming
A lumination to the earth
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Sleep, my child, rest in safety
From womb and tomb, you shall arise
Our hearts shall beat as one forever
No death can unbind that which ties
 
"Hush, my child, sleep in safety..."
 

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