Lucy Burrow

Rookie - 40 Points (1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Was It A Night Like This? - Poem by Lucy Burrow

I pondered in the still of night,
When earth lay cold and crisp
And all the stars shone clear and bright
Was it a night like this?
Did the angels really sing of joy
Over hills and fields and plain
To hail the newborn baby boy
Who was to o'er us reign?
And did those men acclaimed as wise
That small babe come to see,
All swaddled in a shippon,
Him, who came on Earth for me?
I ponderd in the still of night...
When all the world did sleep,
About the shepherds met by angels
As they tended to their sheep.
Was it just a story?
Was it really true?
Did God send his son upon this Earth
For the likes of me and you?
And was it really worth
All the suffering and pain?
For Him, of very humble birth
Who died and rose again?


Comments about Was It A Night Like This? by Lucy Burrow

  • (2/10/2018 2:05:00 PM)


    A Divine ode! Excellent write, Lucy! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/2/2006 11:51:00 AM)


    This is a very tender piece, full of the kind of warmth and assurance that only faith provides. I like it, that you have chose not to seperate the piece into stanzas (which could have been tempting) , I think that this was a wise judgement as it allows the peice to flow, thus concluding on a strong note, (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (12/23/2005 4:14:00 PM)


    Lucy this is a lovely poem, flows really well and a joy to read. Definitely a thinkers poem. Loved it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2005



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