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In Bethlehem

Mary and Joseph had travelled to Bethlehem by decree of Caesar Augustus to be counted for a tax census. Mary was pregnant and in pain but they could find no room at any inn so, they found shelter in a stable for animals In the evening Mary gave birth to a baby boy who was the son of God sent to save the world Mary laid her baby in a manger meant to feed animals and wrapped him in a swaddling cloth the animals gathered, the donkey, the cow, lambs, sheep, and all other creatures there along with watchful shepherds . . . The baby boy would be called Jesus he came into the world with nothing but his Kingdom would never end A Christmas star led three wise men and they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, for angels had appeared to them singing songs of praise and the star led them to Jesus where they knelt in prayer And so each Christmas we are reminded of the story and birth of Jesus ______________________ December 17, 2021 Poetry/Free Verse/In Bethlehem Copyright Protected, ID 12-1413-657-17 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the Standard contest, Nativity sponsor, Eve Roper, Judged 01/18/2022 Third Place

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Date: 1/20/2022 2:02:00 PM
Constance, such a lovely, succinct telling of the Christmas story! Congrats on your win! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 1/20/2022 2:05:00 PM
Kim, thank you for the compliment and congrats, blessings ~
Date: 1/18/2022 8:57:00 PM
A beautiful narration of the classical event. Written very fluently and freely. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/19/2022 10:14:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you for the compliment and congratulantions, I love this poem so much _Constance
Date: 1/18/2022 2:58:00 PM
Thank you, Constance , and congratulations on your win. Bless you with a new year with lots of blessings.
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Date: 1/18/2022 3:19:00 PM
Eve, thank you for the inspiration and contest and the congratulations, appreciate _
Date: 12/21/2021 12:23:00 PM
God bless you, Constance, for the retelling though your poem. Good luck in the contest. Smiles ~ Blessings Bill
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Date: 12/22/2021 1:32:00 PM
Bill, thank you for visiting my poem and the compliment, I loved writing this poem and the Pentatonic's singing Mary Did You Know always makes me smile, blessings ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 8:44:00 PM
The Christmas story of old, beautifully told, Constance. Your writing just keeps getting better and better. May you have a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
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Date: 12/18/2021 7:48:00 AM
Milt, thanks for visiting and for the compliment, I have been working to improve my writing, seasons blessings ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 7:40:00 PM
Beautiful
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Date: 12/18/2021 7:48:00 AM
Robert, thank you for the visit and the beautiful ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 12/17/2021 2:44:00 PM
Constance, One of the oldest stories I've heard. And still a favorite. A story of Hope, Love, & Joy for the whole world. -Richard
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Date: 12/18/2021 7:49:00 AM
Richard, thanks for the nice comment, appreciate, love ~ peace and tranquility _Constance