Thursday, December 14, 2023

"A Poem for Next Christmas"

 A-Poem-a-Day Until Christmas



It’s seven o’clock in the evening

The house is quiet

I’m sitting at the table

with my notebook open

and a pen in my hand


Christmas is months away, but

I’m thinking about the birth of Jesus—

Hoping for an inspiration for a poem

to give loved ones in December


My thoughts turn to Mary—

I imagine her cradling her baby boy

Perhaps she’s singing a lullaby

perhaps she’s smiling as He coos

maybe she’s caressing His cheek

or tickling his neck, or kissing

His sleepy face


I don’t think she’s thinking

about how a savior saves


The tableau of my thoughts

is filled with heavenly peace


After decades pass

and His work is almost finished

Mary stands beside the Cross—

No one can imagine the depth

of her sorrow as she looks up into His eyes


I’m sure she isn’t thinking

about my salvation and yours

sure she isn’t thinking of her own

Mary doesn’t see the Savior of the world

Her beloved Son is dying


Mary’s tears are falling

Her mother heart is broken


God’s marvelous plan is in motion

Resurrection is coming

and so are the hallelujahs


Maude Carolan Pych

9/16/22 Rev 2 3/12/2023 Revised & Retitled (Formerly “A Christmas Poem for 2022)

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

by Maude Carolan Pych

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