There were no Christmas lights in the town of Bethlehem,
But there were stars above to watch over them,
As many weary people traveled to get closer,
To be counted in the census as ruled by Caesar,
No one took pity on Joseph and the pregnant Mary,
No charity or homeless center was there to lighten the load she carried,
The couple finally took solace in a humble stable,
She wrapped Jesus in a blanket, keeping him as warm as she was able,
Carolers did not greet them on that first Christmas night,
But there were angels who announced His birth, surrounded by a great light,
After the heavenly host praised God, they left in a hurry,
The shepherds who heard the good news quickly scurried,
To spread the tidings far and wide,
With peace and joy they could not hide,
So, when you're hustling this holiday and feeling overdone,
Remember the perfect gift of God's only Son.
f on September 05, 2018:
Another great poem! 2 Corinthians 9.15 comes to mind!
Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on December 26, 2016:
Cyndi10: Thank you! You are right; we should celebrate the meaning of Christmas every day!
whonunuwho: Thanks for your comment!
whonunuwho from United States on December 26, 2016:
Thank you for this nice poem of the Christmas event that saved our world. whonu
Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on December 26, 2016:
Beautiful Christmas poem. If only we really remembered and lived every day by the meaning of that perfect gift. Take care.
Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on December 23, 2016:
Jodah: Thanks for your comment! I am so glad you liked this. :) Merry Christmas!
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 23, 2016:
Good work, Erin. This is the perfect poem for this time of year when we need to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on December 22, 2016:
whonunuwho: I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Merry Christmas!
whonunuwho from United States on December 22, 2016:
I really enjoyed your poem about the real meaning of Christmas. Thank you for sharing this fine story of our Lord Jesus my friend. whonu