Christmas Poem: Christmas King

I saw You today

Resting peacefully

In a ceramic cradle.


Your mother’s porcelain eyes

Tearfully gazed

Towards Your own.

She was surrounded

By doting shepherds

And kneeling kings.


Your human father,

With a clay crook in his hand

Stood over You,

Like a stone sentinel,

Whilst a ceramic cherub

Joyfully sang a muted song.


You looked perfect;

And the holiness

Of Heaven hailed You

As the Coming King,

Whilst the worldliness

Of the store

Displayed You

On a shelf,

Above boxes





© John Stuart 2008

About Stushie

I'm originally from Scotland and have been a Presbyterian pastor for over thirty years. I live in Knoxville, TN. I enjoy art as a means of therapy, but also as a creative way to strengthen my spiritual connection to God.
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