Dec 21

“Within the Shadows” by Beth Brubaker

Santa, sleighs and colors bright,

illuminate the dark of night,

but do not glorify the plight

of the baby in the shadows.

Oh, the glitter- how it shines!

From sparkling gifts and glittered twine,

distracting us from the Divine

the toddler in the shadows.

Songs are sung of snowman’s tales

of reindeer’s nose and Grinchy fails,

but no one hears His love prevails

from the child within the shadows.

Fam’lies gathered, parties planned

for feast of food and music grand

how can we see the pleading hand

of the child within the shadows?

Did we forget what God did lose?

He spent His Son to pay our dues

and sent His Son as a babe imbued

within a manger’s shadows.

The child, when grown to man will give

His life for us so we may live

When we believe and then forgive

blessed by the Man in shadow.

The lights, the gifts lose their array

inane songs fade when He comes our way

and we can celebrate the day

He brought us from the shadows!

Beth Brubaker, Assistant Editor of RUBY magazine,is a humorist poet and songwriter, and her day jobs include homemaking, writing, and paper and fabric arts. Beth’s passion is the written word, and is developing ways of sharing her brand of humor with the world through poems, songs and stories. Don’t miss Beth’s columns and puzzles in every issue of Ruby for Women! You can read Beth’s posts on her blog Footprints in the Mud at http://footprintsinthemudblog.blogspot.com or email her at bethatruby@aol.com.

1 comment

  1. Mary Flaherty

    beautiful, Beth!

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