Monday, December 23, 2013

Who would I be like?

I came across this poem that I wrote 7 years ago. I am not a poet by any stretch of the imagination, but this poem means a lot to me, so I thought I'd share.

When I think of Christ’s birth
In days long gone by
I wonder who I’d be like
If I had been nearby.

Would I be like the Innkeeper
So kindhearted and so good
That even though I didn’t have much
I’d still give all I could?

Would I be like the Shepherds
So humble and so mild
That the angels would come to me
to share news of the Christ child?

Would I be like the Wise Men
So dedicated and so meek?
That even though the way is long
It’s Christ I’ll always seek.

Or would I be like the travelers
So weary and unaware
Too distracted to know Christ is near...
Too busy to even care.

Christmas can get so hectic
While trying to make things great
This year I want to remember
That it’s for Him we celebrate.

I’ll remember with each gift I give
With every carol that I sing
With every star that I see
It’s about the birth of my King.


Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope it's an absolutely wonderful one for you and yours.

9 comments:

Emily R. King said...

Beautiful, Peggy. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Patrick Stahl said...

Very, very nice, Ms. Eddleman. I sometimes get in a poetic mood at times, but never this length or with this depth. Merry Christmas.

JeffO said...

Very nice, Peggy. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Lovely, Peggy! Merry Christmas!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Peggy. Thank you for sharing your poem. Merry Christmas!

Jessie Oliveros said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Nicole said...

Love this, Peggy! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

David P. King said...

Awesome, Peggy! Wishing you the brightest and merriest of Christmases! :)

Rachelle Christensen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Love the imagery and reminders. :)