The Christmas Gift

in mystical silence lights flick on
to bicycles and board games
dolls and other toys
brought by father christmas
to joyful girls and boys

the time for given presents
on the birthday of a king
wrapped in swaddling clothes
and presented by a queen

so let us be forever grateful
for the gift that mary brings
to the empty manger of our
hearts- the eternal king of kings
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Liam Ó Comáin

An Irish poet now living in Derry City but originally from Limavady in County Derry in the north of the Island. more…

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