Saturday, December 24, 2011

Born, Within You

Be not afraid

for He will bring you peace
a heart filled with love and joy
within yourself an eternal manger

where He dwells

at times, appears as an angel
in the people you meet
a decree for life
tidings of goodness

haven’t you heard?

Be still, without haste
He whispers to you and me


Be not afraid-
where He dwells
haven't you heard?

@laurie kolp

**Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays to all of you!

Prompt inspiration: The Sunday Whirl (heart, decree, afraid, heard, manger, shepherds, tidings, pondered, joy, angel, peace, haste)


Brian Miller said...

all truth...smiles.

i hope that you have a very merry christmas Laurie!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Lovely .. .Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So lovely, especially "within yourself an eternal manger".........

Glynn said...

"Be not afraid."

Lovely, Laurie.

Merry Christmas!

Marianne said...

A beautiful poem, Laurie! "Within yourself an eternal manger" is a wonderful line. Merry Christmas!

Ed Pilolla said...

merry christmas, laurie:) keep the faith.

Traci B said...

Excellent poem, Laurie; very uplifting and heartwarming. Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Excellent. Merry Christmas.

Linda H. said...

A perfect Christmas poem.

flaubert said...

"appears as an angel
in the people you meet"
That is something I totally agree with, Laurie. Lovely piece.

Happy holidays!


Susannah said...

Nicely done Laurie. :-)

Bluebell Books said...


Happy Holidays.

Got talent in short fiction? check out our short story slam week 17 prompt today,

Sample something new is a way to escape boredom,

Hope to see you be part of our short story slam team.


Enjoy A Blessed Winter Break.


deep and profound take.

brenda w said...

This is a gorgeous expression of faith, and the celebration inherent in truly believing. Lovely, strong writing.

vivinfrance said...

This Christmas Wordle has brought forth some wondrous poeming, yours way up there with the best.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

As always, Lauri, I have appreciated your encouragement and support. It's been a rough three months...but I'm slowly making my way back to visiting my fellow bloggers. It may not be consistent for another month or so due to family being in town, but I thought that reading the wordles would be a good place to start. Especially this grouping of words! :) ...which, by the way, you've done proud! I like the structure/pacing. Well done.

<3 Paula