EMANUEL

From the unknown
He came
the light-bearer, angel-sung
answering the prophecies
Spirit into flesh
the Christ-child,
promised since creation.

‘But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.’

He is the reason
the stars sang for joy
and He is the reason
this world will never
be the same.
Emanuel, ‘God with us’

‘For unto you is born this day
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.’
 

© Maureen Sudlow

 

HEROES

they are the heroes
who follow the footsteps
of Christ

forsaking worldly gain
to help those in distress
caring not for profit
and pride

only compassion
for the suffering
only love for humanity
hearing the trumpet call
with understanding

setting their faces
without flinching
to the flames

© Maureen Sudlow

Monet’s Sunset