Poem: “Sanctuary Stars”


Sanctuary Stars

To all my friends
I cannot see
I’ll pray for you
On bended knee

On Christmas morn
At stable’s side
Where Christ the King
Once did abide.

Amidst the stench
Of creatures low
Yet star above
Sent down its glow.

First Sanctuary light
Bold thing
A beacon for
The hidden King.

And when bad men
Snuff earthly light
Stars are born
To light the night.

That’s why He put the stars
So much,
Up in the sky
Where men can’t touch.

For candled flames
Men can bring low,
Sanctuary stars
Won’t lose their glow.

So at each stable
Be not forlorn
If bad men say
“He was not born!”

Look up O man
The sky is flooded…
With Sanctuary light
Sanctuary-star studded!

Hilary Flanery


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