Alf Hutchison

Rookie - 3 Points (8/7/1943 / South Africa)

Christmas Morn - Poem by Alf Hutchison

Angels flew about that night,
Beneath that star shining bright,
Beckoning Shepherds “your Saviors here”
“Go in haste and do not fear”,
So they fled into the still black night,
With a star alone to give them light.
Guiding them to that blessed cave,
Honored by man He’d come to save.
It was upon this hallowed morn,
To a virgin, Jesus Christ was born,
Whilst Jesus lay on a bed of straw,
Shepherds gazed on him in awe,
God had chosen humble men to see,
The incarnate Son of the Trinity;
God incarnate born forth to man,
The start of His redemption plan.
So when you kneel on Christmas day,
Close your eyes and to God you pray,
Thank Him for His gift of Grace,
Born to be sacrificed in your place.

Alf Hutchison Christmas 2009


Comments about Christmas Morn by Alf Hutchison

  • (1/17/2010 6:35:00 AM)


    Very nice Alf, it's good to know that there is someone out there who remembers what christmas is all about, top marks. (Report) Reply

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  • Luwi Habte (12/23/2009 1:47:00 PM)


    dear Alf
    thanks for a wonderful poem
    merry x-mas to u and all of ur family
    luwi
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  • Sandra Martyres (12/20/2009 8:09:00 AM)


    A beautiful poetic rendering of the Christmas story - Thank you Alf and wish you and yours a very happy and holy Christmas season...10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2009 6:52:00 AM)


    wonderful opening lines, Alf...bright, in line with your theme inside...beautifully composed...wish you a merry Christmas...10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2009 7:21:00 PM)


    Great lines ' Angels flew about that night benneath that star shining bright' and the sum of all the lines make this a beautful poem Alf..Merry Christmas! a 10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2009 3:05:00 PM)


    With a star alone to give them light

    Excellent poem about Christmas.Be blessed.
    10+++++++++++
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  • Louis Rams (12/12/2009 5:40:00 PM)


    ALF! GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH A GIFT OF GAB AND AN INSIGHT TO MANKINDS HEART.
    MAY YOU LIVE TO WRITE AND TO BE A HUNDRED AND ONE AND A DAY
    UNTIL THE LORD TAKES YOU AWAY.
    we share the same love for JESUS and in birth you have passed me
    by thirty six days.8/7/43--9/13/43
    may you have a glorious christmas.
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  • Ravi A (12/12/2009 11:17:00 AM)


    An excellent feel by reading the poem during the very season of Christmas. In fact I love the month of December and this season very much, for, it will be winter, christmas, carols, our season to the temple at Sabari Malai (it is just like a pilgrimage to Canturbury as Chauser describes) and the new year around the corner. December nights are clear for star watching also. Cold wind will be roaming about. The season of carols brings me the memories of Dicken's book 'Christmas Carol'.

    Watch the night on December 24th night for a particular star position. At the zenith around 11.40PM you may see a particular cluster of stars in the following manner.

    You can see four stars as forming the corners of an imaginary trapizium and you can see three stars inside it as forming the diagonal of it at the centre of the trapizium.


    Actually speaking we can see this cluster from November through February daily rising from exactly East and moving towards West every day. (You can fix East and West by just watching the position of this cluster) . What the Bible says about the arrival of three kings from the East during the birth of Christ could well be interpreted in terms of this star position as well during the birth of Christ according to me. Hindu mythology also gives importance to this cluster as the trident gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. For a long time I have been watching this cluster and on every December 24 midnight, it would be lying at the zenith of the sky. Just watch and have a POETIC feel!
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  • Ravi A (12/12/2009 11:16:00 AM)


    An excellent feel by reading the poem during the very season of Christmas. In fact I love the month of December and this season very much, for, it will be winter, christmas, carols, our season to the temple at Sabari Malai (it is just like a pilgrimage to Canturbury as Chauser describes) and the new year around the corner. December nights are clear for star watching also. Cold wind will be roaming about. The season of carols brings me the memories of Dicken's book 'Christmas Carol'.

    Watch the night on December 24th night for a particular star position. At the zenith around 11.40PM you may see a particular cluster of stars in the following manner.

    You can see four stars as forming the corners of an imaginary trapizium and you can see three stars inside it as forming the diagonal of it at the centre of the trapizium.


    Actually speaking we can see this cluster from November through February, daily rising from exactly East and moving towards West every day. (You can fix East and West by just watching the position of this cluster) . What the Bible says about the arrival of three kings from the East during the birth of Christ could well be interpreted in terms of this star position as well during the birth of Christ according to me. Hindu mythology also gives importance to this cluster as the trident gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. For a long time I have been watching this cluster and on every December 24 midnight, it would be lying at the zenith of the sky. Just watch and have a POETIC feel!
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  • (12/11/2009 9:44:00 PM)


    Nice rhyme. Keep on with your holy outflow..
    Let cruel Time not wean away the glow.
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  • Meggie Gultiano (12/11/2009 5:03:00 PM)


    So when you kneel on Christmas day,
    Close your eyes and to God you pray,
    Thank Him for His gift of Grace,
    Born to be sacrificed in your place.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Thank you for this wonderful reminder for Christmas morn.
    Our family always gather together to thank the Lord for giving us Jesus
    to save us.We thank the Lord for all the blessings received and for every blessings that we are going to receive.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2009 1:35:00 PM)


    as ur trademark..rhyming words are nice to read...merry christmas.. (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (12/11/2009 1:18:00 PM)


    A wonderful morn to celebrate Alf - - and may the blessings of this special season bring you much joy and happiness....10 Fay (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2009 12:09:00 PM)


    This is a beautiful Christmas poem full of fine spirit. A Merry Christmas to you. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (12/11/2009 11:04:00 AM)


    Lovely Alf, I love the Christmas poems and this is a really nicely well written piece. I wrote one for Christmas too, 'One Great Event In Time' perhaps you would like to have a read of it.
    Many Christmas Wishes to you too and have a really happy and peaceful one.
    God bless.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (12/11/2009 7:12:00 AM)


    very nice and touchy poem.
    thanks alot for sharing with me.
    may God almight bless you and your family.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    take care
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  • (12/11/2009 6:38:00 AM)


    Luvli xmas morning poem which I will read then
    Top of the shop ++++10
    You have a wonderful christmas with your family
    kind regards
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  • (12/10/2009 11:07:00 PM)


    Your gifted pen written the bright Christmas Morn, thanks Alf! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, January 18, 2010


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