Alf Hutchison

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

Ode To Mary - Poem by Alf Hutchison

Tired Mary, mouth so parched,
To Bethlehem you had marched,
Husband Joseph by your side,
Attending well his blessed bride.

How felt you Mary, on that day,
Shepherds leaving sheep to stray,
Angels flying to and fro,
The bleat of goat, a cattle’s low;

The Son of God lay in a manger,
Safely stored from mortal danger,
What thought you Mary on that night,
Seeing that new star so bright.

You must have known it was for Him,
That God’s star shone over Bethlehem,
A town so small without innkeeper,
No hotels, Inns or nightly sleeper.

Did troglodyte relatives welcome you,
Into their rock hewn homes so few,
Had other guests arrived therein,
Filling the front room called “The inn”

Mary, they gave you pride of place,
At the rear with animals was your space,
Warm and safe from the cold night air,
In that coziest spot, you laid Him there.

The Son of God, our Prince of Peace,
Lamb of God laid on white fleece,
Wrapped in cloth of white swaddling,
Our Lord of lords and Priestly King.


You were with Him Mary, at His birth,
Nurturing Him, all His days on earth,
Witnessing His first and final breath.
So blessed were you…even unto His death.
....even His death upon a cross.


Comments about Ode To Mary by Alf Hutchison

  • Jayram DayaJayram Daya (12/1/2009 3:11:00 AM)

    All creation needed a womb of a mother.
    Mother Mary had the son of God.
    How fortunate is to be a mother like Mary
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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (11/27/2009 11:10:00 AM)

    Blessed is the Mary who was instrumental in bringing the son of God on earth....a good write..... (Report)Reply

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  • Laurie Hill (11/21/2009 1:21:00 PM)

    A lovely write Alf.... (Report)Reply

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (11/20/2009 8:59:00 AM)

    Oh my Alf! this is a beautiful 'Ode To Mary'I enjoyed the narrative...the rhyming words filled my heart with joy as the holidays are near.A 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (11/20/2009 8:59:00 AM)

    Oh my Alf! this is a beautiful 'Ode To Mary'I enjoyed the narrative...the rhyming words filled my heart with joy as the holidays are near.A 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (11/17/2009 4:40:00 PM)

    we must go through the mother, before we see the son
    for without her there is none.

    PRAISE MOTHER MARY.
    A TEN
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  • Luwi HabteLuwi Habte (11/17/2009 9:41:00 AM)

    yeah, she is the one who keeps the hard fire in her womb
    she is the one who keeps the lord on
    praise to her and her son
    thanks for a great and wonderful poem
    luwi
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  • Stephen Stirk (11/17/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    Lovely poem in rhyme. So flowing and well written, and of course appropriate for the coming time of year. Another 10 from me.
    Best
    Steve
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  • Eyan Desir (11/16/2009 3:14:00 PM)

    Interesting..good write (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Babbellapati (11/16/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    a fine religious poem... (Report)Reply

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (11/16/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    Filled with vibrant faith this poem really sings - - well written throughout - - Fay (Report)Reply

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  • Seema Chowdhury (11/16/2009 6:06:00 AM)

    i always like poems that are based on religious thoughts, beliefs and characters.
    its very nicely composed and explained.
    thanks for sharing.
    take care
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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (11/16/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    a fitting tribute to a beloved Lady and mother of God.
    We always come to her to ask for her intercession and she never fails us.
    I love her, my children love her very much.
    thank you for giving thid wonderful tribute to our Lady.
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  • Ken E Hall (11/16/2009 4:05:00 AM)

    The lord is our sheppard we shall not want
    your poem really gives the message
    luvli to read Alf +++++10
    regards
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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (11/16/2009 2:58:00 AM)

    Filled with vibrant faith this poem really sings.... well written throughout... Fay (Report)Reply

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  • Henry Brown (11/16/2009 1:08:00 AM)

    Praise the Lord for Mary's Obedience. This is a stirring poem as we approach the soon coming of our king. It is so important to find the purpose of one's life. Mary did just that and I believe you have as well (Report)Reply

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (11/16/2009 12:10:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with religious thoughts..like an Ode to Mary....10 (Report)Reply

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  • Chitra - (11/15/2009 11:04:00 PM)

    The Son of God and the praise of His Glory...a nice poem with an emotional religious value to it (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (11/15/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    A lovely poem now that Christmas is upon us once more. Beautifully thought out and written. A moving piece.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (11/15/2009 9:53:00 AM)

    Poem that sings the praise of Virgin Mother...Joseph was destined there to share the Light she conceived...the Son Of God as Light
    good poem on the Biblical lines, Alf...thanks...10
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2009


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