Geoff Warden

Rookie (June 11 1962/ / London Ontario Canada)

A Christmas Gift. - Poem by Geoff Warden

In presence of the multitude,
I have shown barring no gift,
For what hath I worth thy child......

In glance of many gifts bestowen,
Frankensence, Muir, Silver, Gold,
For I posses nothing worth Lord......

In tater clothes I bow Mother Mary,
And confess the birth of virgin son,
Yet words fall short of glory be.....

As thy man Joseph smiles upon,
Watching o'er thy babe Jesus,
I surrender in humilitance unto my lack.....

In moment chance hold thy hand,
of the child that taketh my place,
For this tiny babe shall wash me clean.....

In this childs eyes my saving grace,
In his fathers hand thy mercy proclaims......


Comments about A Christmas Gift. by Geoff Warden

  • Francie LynchFrancie Lynch (2/11/2014 9:00:00 AM)

    Hi Geoff: I'm not a big fan of ellipses, though I have used them sparingly. For another take on Christmas day read
    Borne on a Notion.
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  • Bonnie Long (2/18/2007 10:15:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Geoff I see what you mean about my poems reminding you of another we kinda have the same ideas :) (Report)Reply

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (1/2/2007 12:02:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Geoff, a truly beautiful poetic gift. What better gift than the gift of Jesus Christ.
    Melvina
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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (12/26/2006 6:44:00 AM)

    This reads perfectly, and memorably. Gorgeous. t x (Report)Reply

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  • Diane Violet (12/15/2006 11:58:00 PM)

    This is beautiful Geoff, for no gift is greater than the gift we were given this day. Merry Christmas.............Diane (Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (12/15/2006 12:26:00 PM)

    Dear Geoff
    This is so heart-felt and beautiful, I love the style and the message, Wonderful piece
    Love duncan X
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  • Patricia Gale (12/15/2006 4:49:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece Geoff, the last lines awesome! (Report)Reply

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  • Tranquil Ocean (12/14/2006 10:23:00 PM)

    This is a great Christmas gift to everyone at PH from you!
    Wishing you and your family a merry X'mas! ! And another year full of prolific writing: -)
    Love...TO
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  • Dr John Celes (12/14/2006 10:21:00 PM)

    Well-written Geoff,
    Jesus is himself the most precious gift for mankind on Christmas day!
    No other gift can surpass it.
    love,
    Dr John Celes
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (12/14/2006 10:15:00 PM)

    Sir Goeff, Nice slice of th' absolute concept of the first Christmas..'And HE will be sought out by many...and led to HIS stead, from the paupers to the Kings from the Miller to the Inhereted..all as one, with no bias nor envy, as they have all come to share the same Gift...the blessing of the Child...King of Kings...'
    MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS!
    FJR
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 9, 2010


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