Christmas Sonnet by Jane Yunker
The shepherds sat among their sheep that night
and heard the angels voices raised in joy.
They saw the star that brightly shone, a light,
a guide to lead them to the baby boy.
Three wise men also saw the gleaming star
and followed endless day and night to bring
their gifts both rare and pure borne from afar,
most precious gifts to give the new-born king.
Found sleeping in a manger, in the hay
surrounded by the beasts His glory shone,
as they went down on bended knee to pray,
to honor Him on His most lowly throne.
Sing praises to the holy infant child
born to a blessed virgin mother mild.