The whole village busy looking at the new star
*Babushka busy cleaning her house entire
So busy to tidy her house failed to hear
The sounds of the drums and pipes
She missed even the star to see.
Suddenly heard loud knocking on her door
Three kings and a servant at her door
Needed a place to rest until the night falls
As her house was the tidiest.
Serving baked bread, pies and cakes
She asked very many questions to the kings
King Caspar said they have come a long way
King Balthazar said they follow the new star
That would lead them to a new born King,
The king of kings, The King of Earth and Heaven
And asked to accompany them to see the star.
Babushka asked so many questions to herself
“How about the dress? What a work pending?
No, excuse me, I have no time.”
Again the star appeared in the sky
The kings departed sadly.
Working the whole night she got tired
And slept for the whole day.
Finally, she took all the toys
She washed for the New Baby
Ran down to the path the kings had taken
Asking about from village to village, town to town
Finally knew the kings had gone to Bethlehem
Where she was informed by the landlord of an inn
The kings were there for two days
But he couldn’t provide them the room, stayed in stable
She visited the stable but of no avail,
There, a man informed her that kings went their places
After finding the world’s Savior who she missed.
Babushka is still looking for Him.
• Based on the legend of a Russian woman living in a small village*
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Contest: Christmas Epic Poem by Leonara