24 December 2018

Christmas Eve (Haiku for Baby Jesus)

Hours of labor
spent to birth a son of God
and alter the stars


Mary did you know
this child that you've delivered
would deliver you?


Mary did you—do you—
believe in forever? Do
you watch us believe?


Hours of labor
we spend telling your story,
Joyfully hoping.


We lean back to see
stars beyond moon glow, knowing
how tiny we are.


We stand up against
the walls of past and present
that tear us apart.


Hours of labor
we spend telling his-story,
loving, hopeful.


FYI: Story behind the song: ‘Mary did you know?’

My blog poems are rough drafts.
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© 2018 Susan L. Chast


Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this song, and Pentatonix, so much! Love your beautiful poem, too. So beautiful and loving. Have a peaceful holiday, my friend.

Gillena Cox said...

Merry Christmas 2018.
Dear Susan thank you for sharing your poem, a gift to baby Jesus and enlivening the celebration of 12 Days of Christmas at 'Lunch Break'

much love...