PREPARING FOR ADVENT - BC:AD, a poem written by U.A. Fanthorpe



PREPARING FOR ADVENT - BC:AD, a poem written by U.A. Fanthorpe

Wednesday, November 29 2017

 

PREPARING FOR ADVENT...

 

"But when the fullness of time had come,

God sent forth his Son..."

 

(Galatians 4:4)

 

BC:AD

 

This was the moment

when Before turned into After,

and the future's uninvented timekeepers presented arms.

 

This was the moment

when nothing happened.

Only dull peace sprawled boringly over the earth.

 

This was the moment

when even energetic Romans could find nothing better to do

than counting heads in remote provinces.

 

And this was the moment

when a few farm workers

and three members of an obscure Persian sect

walked haphazard by starlight

straight into the kingdom of heaven.



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