Finding Shelter in the Manger

In a land far away,

ages ago,

two weary travelers,

made their way –

to a town called Bethlehem.

The man was called Joseph

and the woman Mary,

she was heavy with child

and the journey

was slow and tedious.

As they approached the town,

they knew they had no place to call their own

and would have to find some shelter –

for the night would be long.

At the inn he was told,

there was no room at all,

not even a cot nor a bed of straw.

So in despair they looked about

and found a manger,

so quiet and inviting,

inside there was warmth,

from the animals that were there

and shepherds kept watch.

The straw was soft and aromatic

and they settled in for the night.

Round about midnight,

Mary gave birth to a baby son,

they named their newborn Jesus

and the angels in the heavens above,

created a large and bright star,

to shine down upon the manger,

to let people far and wide –

know that Jesus their Savior was inside.

Three wise men seeing that star,

gathered up their gold, frankincense and myrrh.

They followed the light that radiated,

from that far away star.

Soon people from near and far,

started gathering at the manger.

The animals were not frightened at all,

as long as the baby slept

and when Jesus awoke –

he smiled brightly.

The people admired him,

brought gifts and honored him

and Mary and Joseph knew right away –

that their son was extraordinary indeed.

 

Rasma Raisters

I am a dreamer, a poet and a writer. These are my passions as well as music. My hometown is NYC. Presently I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my wonderful adopted cat Sid.

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Rasma Raisters

I am a dreamer, a poet and a writer. These are my passions as well as music. My hometown is NYC. Presently I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my wonderful adopted cat Sid.

6 thoughts on “Finding Shelter in the Manger

    • December 22, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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      Thank you Phyllis. Merry Christmas to you and yours and an inspirational and healthy 2017

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  • December 22, 2016 at 5:13 AM
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    Nicely rendered Rasma, lovely work indeed. Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2017. Take care.

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    • December 22, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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      Thank you Tony. Merry Christmas to you and yours and an inspirational and healthy 2017.

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  • December 23, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    So beautiful Rasma..A lovely poetic write on the birth of Jesus..I so enjoyed reading this and thank you for sharing..Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year..

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    • December 24, 2016 at 3:40 AM
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      Thank you Anjana. Merry Christmas and a Happy, healthy 2017 to you and yours

      Reply

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