Noreen Carden

Bronze Star - 2,385 Points (16/12/50 / Mayo)

The Night Of The Star - Poem by Noreen Carden

On the night of the star,
gifts lain at his feet.
He comes into being.
Annunciation complete.

In the temple with priests,
he holds them enthralled.
The wisdom of god,
in the words of a child.

He grows to a rebel.
A fisher of men.
A critic of priests.
Their tables he turned.

He saved the adulterer,
from death by the stone.
Magdelene he counted.
among his loved ones.

He became mankind's saviour.
He endured death on a cross.
His agony he offered,
So that souls won't be lost

So let us remember,
at this Christmas time.
To thank and to praise,
our saviour divine

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem for Christmas

Comments about The Night Of The Star by Noreen Carden

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/22/2014 8:28:00 PM)

    @Marie Shine,
    Loved your beautiful comments. Thank you!
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  • Daniel Brick (5/8/2014 12:23:00 PM)

    Hi Noreen I just had to acknowledge this poem again I just love the way your quatrains effortlessly flow with the beautiful legend of god, and incidents which have become overly familiar take on a scintillating quality that is heartwarming. I think partly I react this way because the quatrains pace the re-telling of Jesus's life with a leisurely flow that is totally consistent with his divine mission, which despite difficulties and suffering, was bound, NO, destined to succeed because he IS destiny. Also, this poem has a sophisticated appeal to a mature reader, but it has a simple charm as well readily accessible to a very young reader. It's a treasure! (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (4/6/2014 9:10:00 PM)

    This is a wonderful Ballad of Jesus, you incorporate so many of the key events of his ministry it's virtually a biography. Well, I would have included the Transfiguration because it's so operatic! But you are emphasizing the Jesus who helped the lonely and helpless, the one who served without fanfare. This is truly a touching and convincing portrait of the Redeemer doing the quiet work of saving souls. You wrote as a Christmas poem, I'm appreciating it as an Easter poem! (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (3/9/2014 4:35:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with a beautiful title... like it... (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/7/2014 9:03:00 AM)

    A nice narration, a nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Fiona Schwartzinoff (2/1/2014 10:18:00 PM)

    What does Christmas have to do with Jesus...? Christmas is pagan. And Jesus (or rather Yeshua) was Jewish. Why do people remember him on this pagan day having nothing to do with him...?
    Poor pagans, poor Christians, poor Jews...
    We're all a bit confused.
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  • Bri Edwards (1/23/2014 3:02:00 PM)

    ok Noreen, if i were still a good christian, i would be proud to have written this. as it is, i find it to be well-written and engaging. a nice summary of a life, if my memory is at all accurate about what i learned as a child/young adult.

    it would be unlike me, however, if i didn't put in my two cents.
    in the following lines, could you refresh my memory/clarify for me what bible story this represents. i recall some story of jesus overturning money-changers tables; right? but you say priests. do you mean turn the table(s) as an idiom?

    A critic of priests.
    Their tables he turned.

    as copied from online:

    turn the tables (on someone)
    Fig. to cause a reversal in someone's plans; to make one's plans turn back on one. I went to Jane's house to help get ready for a surprise party for Bob. It turned out that the surprise party was for me! Jane really turned the tables on me! Turning the tables like that requires a lot of planning and a lot of secrecy.


    So that souls wont be lost ....missing an apostrophe in won't?

    thanks for sharing and for a few rhymes to spice it up. :) bri
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem on Christmas eve. Loved reading it Noreen. Loved its presentation. (Report) Reply

  • Gary H (12/13/2013 11:48:00 PM)

    So so good. I will keep writing in hopes I can be this good. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2013 5:00:00 PM)

    A great Christmas poem, we should always remember what it is about. (Report) Reply

  • Mike Barrett (12/10/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    The Christmas tale well aptly told, kind of like a neat Christmas card at this time of the year. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (12/9/2013 10:42:00 PM)

    An optimistic poem indeed...
    And it would be better if he were all around us in these harder days...
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  • (12/9/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    simple but meaningful
    a beautiful tribute for our Lord
    great poem
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  • Valsa George (12/6/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    Amen ! A brief summing up of our Lord's life from manger to the cross! Simple and sweet write, befitting to the season!
    Enjoyed much, Noreen!
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  • Hazel Durham (12/5/2013 7:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful tribute to Jesus as his star still shines so bright to awaken and move us to love each other and not to pass judgement. A light that glistens in sometimes a darkened world to show us that he will save and comfort us! (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/4/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    Wow such a fabulous rhymin tribute to the Messiah Jesus. Kudos and mery xmas. (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2013 2:05:00 AM)

    a befitting poem of love and devotion for the Lord. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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