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Smilin' in the Dark

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Smilin' in the Dark

Smilin' in the dark. grinning through the pain. Whilst hearing in my head , those voices of the past.
Frowning in the bright light, dazzled by the glare. Fragments of sounds , unable to hear the tune.
Smilin' in the dark anonymous on the bench. sitting through moments , in the evenings' frame of life.

Green Nativity

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Green Nativity
Under cover of darkness , bathed in starlight three Magi sit watchfully on camels seeking their way. Hooves press lightly into the sand making little carbon prints as they slowly move ahead.
The Children of David from hillside and village throng into Bethlehem , crowding evermore together , forming lines ; to register for the census. They are pushed and squashed and space was denied ; making it uncomfortable for people- producers like Mary.
The sheep lay in a valley , crisp and frosty with cold watched by shepherds who were glad to be without the heat of the day. Each silent in thought until that golden solar powered radiance crossed the sky and changed their lives forever. Eternity had visited Bethlehem.
So it was that , a baby born in poverty , placed where animals had laid , received Magi and shepherds , proud and humble , with offerings to match ; a fairtrade indeed. Jesus was his name.
And now two thousand years on of people now six billion strong so Dear Son of Man , please from us receiv…