James Tipp

Rookie - 408 Points (20-06-1945 / East London)

Christmas Poem-This Is The Day - Poem by James Tipp

This is the day we celebrate the one who comes among us
Who reaches down, enters in and then lies helpless.
The one who empties himself, but knows the father
Listens and learns grows to challenge the world
The one who challenges oppression by ritual
Who refuses to lay boundaries around his love
Who looks upon the hearts of people and draws them in
Yet we who follow refuse to see, listen or learn
We erect barbed wire around his truth
Daring people to come in and be shredded
To rip themselves upon our lack of understanding
To fall upon the swords of do’s and don’ts
We challenge them to accept our rules or die
Yet he subverted all the rules, refused to be bound
Neither Greek nor Jew, neither male nor female
Neither rule keeper or rule breaker felt safe
He comes to be the Good News, the door
By which humanity wherever it is found
May enter in, to learn what love can do


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009



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