Star of Bethlehem

I scour the skies to find

The light shines in the darkness

a false star rising

and the darkness did not overcome it

haloed with fire power

When they saw that the star had stopped

(not everything that wears

(he sent and killed 

a halo is holy)

all the children)

the new star of Bethlehem pauses

they were overwhelmed

satellite silence falling

A voice was heard in Ramah

I scour the skies for a sign

weeping and loud lamentation

that will set the world

An angel of the Lord suddenly

or at least my heart

appeared in a dream

on fire

and the darkness did not overcome it


John 1:5, Matthew 2:10 (Matthew 2:16), Matthew 2:18, Matthew 2:19, John 1:5b

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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