Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Greetings 1999

In the Winter
Of the World
When the Ages
Were shut up
And Darkness
Reigned in the Day
A Seed
Fell upon the earth
And few
Beheld its beauty
But in the
Season of its Spring
It flowered
Under the sun
And ripened
To the harvest
Cut down
It fell again
And hid
In the earth
Where
Being a Seed
It Multiplied
Its Life

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

I am going to be premiering a program of all new music which I wrote in November called "20 Voices Speak Of His Coming" on 11 December 2011 at Nevins Christian Church at 6 p.m. If you are in the area, I would like to invite you to attend. There will be other songs and possibly readings from people from the church and refreshments.

Nevins Christian Church is located at 17475 E 390th Road, Paris, Illinois.

217-463-8770

Third Alternate Christmas Poem For 2011

When fear
Held the world
An angel said
Fear not
When peace
Was a policy of war
Real peace
Was born
When burdens
Were multiplied
They were multiplied again
By zero
When grace
Was only wrath
Mercy compelled it
To give life
When we
Were not yet born
One birth
Gave us Hope

Monday, November 28, 2011

Second Alternate Christmas Poem For 2011

Chains

On
Sick and sinner
On even those
Innocent
Of all
But one
Deed

They held fast
And
Would not
Release

From without
They were
Inviolate
Unconquerable

Only
From within
Could they be
Broken

So
He
Went
Inside

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Alternate Christmas Poem For 2011

Lost

All
Was
Lost
Beyond
Its
Own
Salvation

Then
Came
The only One
Who could find
Every
One
Lost

But yet
He did not
Do the finding
By His knowledge
Or
By a will to find

But
By
Losing
Himself

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Poems

Last year I began a review of all the Christmas poems I have ever sent out. I began with the current one and then covered everything from the first year I sent them out, 1970, up to 1998. This year I will post everything from 1999 up to last year. Also, beginning tomorrow, I will post the three poems which I wrote for this year, but which were not chosen as "the" poem to be sent out.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Greetings 2011

Care
Caution
Didn’t
Enter into it

A careful
God
Would have never created
A world that could rebel
Nor
Once the rebellion began
Would He have allowed it
To continue
Once continued
He would have let it
Run its course
To its destruction
Once destroyed
He would have
Swept the pieces away
And thought of something else

Maybe

But our God
Recklessly saved
What his enemies
Had carefully destroyed

- Kevin

Wednesday, November 23, 2011