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To a Man with a Crook

by Brian Francis

           To a Man with a Crook             
In the still of the night, alone in this place
With a crook by his side the shepherd awaits
he thinks of the stories he’s heard through his life
Of the night that the angels did sing
Others, like him, heard their heavenly song
And listened intently inspired by awe
As the angels appeared in the sky that night
Hallelujah was heard from on high
And the gift was announced not to a king
Nor to a merchant, a soldier, or priest
Instead in the hills to a man with a crook
Did the angels appear with their song
Hallelujah was heard in the sky that night
And the shepherds witnessed for all mankind
Blessed be man in the eyes of God
Hallelujah, Hallelujah the Savior is born


Posted on 12/22/2007
Copyright © 2024 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quinn Vokes on 12/05/09 at 04:18 AM

What an original title to go with such a familiar story! A new twist, a new way of speaking the traditional really appeals to me. You have a way with words, my friend.

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