Monday, December 7, 2015

Susanna Leonard Hill's 5th Annual Holiday Contest!

Susanna Leonard Hill's 5th Annual Holiday Contest for writers has begun. 

Here is my entry for this year's contest.  The limit for the contest is 350 words.

My story comes in at a whopping 92 words!



A Christmas Birth


Praying before the manger bed
in a stable's simple stall,
Mary and Joseph kneeling there
in wonder and in awe.

Angels were singing songs of cheer
to announce the birth of one
coming to set us free from sin,
God's only begotten son.

Then came the shepherds with their sheep,
to pay homage to their king.
Animals large and small looked on
as angels continued to sing.

Mary and Joseph were blessed that night
with a babe so tiny and small.
Jesus would give his life someday
to cleanse the sins of all.





38 comments:

  1. Kristi, I loved your opening line and your beautiful poem which tells the Christmas story. It put me in a peaceful frame of mind. Well done, my sweet friend!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I hope your family is doing well this holiday season.

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  2. Love your poem. Very sweet.
    Happy writing!

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    1. Thank you, Marla! I look forward to reading your story!

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  5. This has a very sweet feeling to it. Lovely. Merry Christmas, Kristi :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing the Christmas story!

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  7. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Thank you, Kristin, for sharing a beautiful story. Good luck with Susanna's contest.
    ~Suzy Leopold

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    1. Thanks, Suzy! I look forward to seeing you again at WOW 2016!

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  9. Lovely. This poem flows beautifully.

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  12. Wow...Kristi...this is a really special story...I can picture this as a beautiful board book for very young children...even though the language isn't ultra simple, it flows beautifully andI could just picture the simple illustrations...GREAT JOB!!!!!

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  13. Oh, thank you so much Vivian! That means a lot coming from you, sweet lady!

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  15. I love the last two lines tie it all together... Great job!

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  16. Lovely story of-and for-the season.

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  17. Lovely poem with the true meaning of Christmas :) Really enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I really enjoyed writing it.

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  18. Lovely job, Kristi! It's not easy to imbue Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree with the beauty of the true Christmas story, but you did it so nicely! Happy Holidays and thanks so much for joining in the contest fun!

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    1. Thanks so much, Susanna! And thank you for hosting the contest and everything else that you do for the kidlit world!

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    2. Thanks so much, Susanna! And thank you for hosting the contest and everything else that you do for the kidlit world!

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