Advent 2014, A.D.

by A. Sea Herndon

Advent 2014, A.D.

Only wise men watch the stars

for signs to be discerning

what on Earth is going on

only wise and wealthy men of great and varied learning

They tell us nightly on the news

each T.V. channel turning

end time prophets and anchormen

assure us all this rotten world is burning

But simple, stupid, stable men

have no time to watch that clock

they are lowly shepherds

and have to watch their flocks

The stars are there to wonder at

who keeps them, like their campfires, burning?

And it is they who hear the voice

that the wise men have forgot:

“Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

My little, lowly, lovely lambs I bid you to fear not!”

Lord, count me not among the wise

discredit all my learning

but find me foolish in the fields

on the day of your returning

If wise men book up all the rooms

in every five-star Inn

may my mangy manger of a heart

swaddle every newborn child, let every stranger in

 

A. Sea Herndon outside Central Park, NYC, contemplating being outside The Garden of Eden.

A. Sea Herndon outside Central Park, NYC, contemplating being outside The Garden of Eden.

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