Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 32,597 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Christmas Child - Poem by Gert Strydom

One dark night a farmer heard his sheep bleating,
went out and a above him saw a strange star,
with his walking stick the old man walked
to the shed and he hoped

that he was worrying in vain,
he was aware of the bright light above him.
At the cowshed a lamp was burning
as if two teenagers impudently

was spending time with each other,
but he found a mature couple that were sheltering there
and the women was giving birth,
it was too late to take her home and she was shy;

the farmer, his wife and child
were overwhelmed by the Christmas child.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011

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