Merry Christmas to all. I was reading through the Christmas accounts in Matthew and Luke in the Word for Word Graphic Novel: The Christmas Nativity. I decided to capture the story in anapestic tetrameter.
‘Tis the season of census, when all thro’ the land every person was trav’ling, by rulers’ command. To their ancestral home they’ll go to comply. It’s this rule Joseph and Mary abide by.
The unwed Mary was with child you know and before this trip she was starting to show. An angel had told her she was the one favored. She accepted this, her faith never wavered. Joseph was sad till an angel did visit telling him, Mary did nothing illicit.
A theological poem using the rhyme scheme known as anapaestic tetrameter found in Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Twas before the beginning when God formed a plan to create heavens and earth and even a man. Before earth’s big debut, there was a prior start. The angels were created and given a part. Praising the Ancient One in His glorious light. The winged creatures serve Him all day, there’s never night.
But wait. How can we know the order of these things? Can angels rejoice before they’re made by the King? For eternity has no before or after. It’s one endless now without former or latter. Now, if time is the space that’s between two events, then to order them ask: when did the clock commence? Before earth and sky are spoken into being, what else can give things chronological meaning?
Let’s go back to the start before our inception when angels were pure and were without deception.