THERE HE LAY

I wrote this poem a few years ago and feel that this is the true spirit of Christmas.

THERE HE LAY

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On donkey did they travel, Joseph and Mary

Always careful as they went on their way

Heavy with the Christ Child she did carry

In her womb there HE lay

They arrived to find no place.

But HE was born in a drafty space

In a barn in a manager so spare,

Under HIS little body was laid some hay.

The Christ Child ever so fair,

There HE lay.

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The animals all gather close by

To add their warmth to the air.

HE looks at them with clear bright eyes.

The Christ Child ever so fair,

There HE lay.

The star shining so bright,

Marks the way for them to come.

To bring gifts of love if they might

Traveling to lands they are far from

To see the Christ Child on HIS bed of hay.

There HE lay.

Together with family and friends we gather near.

May we always remember HIM on this HIS birthday.

Jesus Christ ever so dear

With God, our Father, there HE lay.

May God Bless you All!

Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 33 books: 16 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 4 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 25 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 10 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-5 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to THERE HE LAY

  1. deanie2013 says:

    This IS the perfect Christmas Poem! Great job on it!

  2. HI, Janice. A wonderful poem! I’ve just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger award and thank you so much for inspiring and supporting me, my friend. You’ll find out all about it at http://4writersandreaders.com/2013/12/29/super-sweet-blogger-award/ Have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! Blessings, Bette

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