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Angels announced a special birth:
“Be not afraid!”  Born in Bethlehem,
Come and see the Christ child,
Desire of Nations born in David’s town.
Emmanuel means God came to earth,
Favored One, first born of Mary. 
“Glory be to God in the highest”
Heaven come down to dwell with men.
Israel’s strength and consolation,  
Judah’s Prince of Peace, He was and is...
King of Kings, all-knowing and kind
Lord of Lords, lauded and lavished 
Months later by Magi who marched to His star.
Notwithstanding King Herod’s claim, they
Outwitted him and offered Christ presents -
Provisions which paid for passage - 
Quick escape to Egypt from the
Retaliation of Herod’s rival schemes.
Some people, sheep with no Shepherd, 
Totally reject this account as a theory.
Unbelieving souls and others deny Jesus’
Virgin birth, divesting Him of divinity,
Wonderful Counselor, Wellspring of faith.
X-mas excludes the Christ from Christmas,
Yeshua's miraculous birth, which the
Zeal of Zion’s God accomplished.

written  01 January 2016

contest:  Writing Challenge 2019 Christmas poems
hostess:  Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 12/15/2019 7:54:00 AM
Reason congratulations on your win in my Christmas writing challenge with this wonderful poem!
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Date: 1/31/2016 11:03:00 PM
Reason, Congratulations on your wonderful win. LINDA -
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Date: 1/24/2016 4:05:00 PM
REASON, Congrats on your Christmas Abecedarian win. **SKAT**
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Date: 1/24/2016 10:43:00 AM
Reason, congratulations on your win in the Abecedarian contest. I enjoyed your poem very much. Mine was also based on the first Christmas...I thought that was what Shadow wanted! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 1/24/2016 8:42:00 AM
congrats on placing Reason the brief was for a mainly nature poem this is a superb poem that would do extremely well in a contest based on religion hugs
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Date: 1/24/2016 9:39:00 PM
I appreciate the placement, Shadow, especially since it did not fit the prompt exactly. I could not help but write what Christmas means to me which is spiritually based. Thanks too for the read and the comment.
Date: 1/24/2016 6:41:00 AM
A lovely christmas abecedarian many congrats on your win Reason:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/24/2016 9:41:00 PM
Thank you, Jan
Date: 1/24/2016 6:39:00 AM
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