Poetry from the pen of Pat Marsh

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Headlong to Christmas

the rush
has begun

and we know
it can only get worse
as we race
what passes
for the celebrations of your birth

holy child
give us
islands of stillness
in the frenzy of preparation

give us snatches
of peace
amid the tensions
of others’ expectations

and in the excesses
of the shopping mall
remind us
of the simple poverty
of the stable

holy child
as we rush towards Christmas
give us your stillness
your peace
your simplicity

give us especially
the gift of yourself



  1. As ever, the gift of a few precious words as gems for us all.
    God bless you,Pat. Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much for your blog and the poem. All very true. Looking forward to seeing your book!
    May God Bless you with His SHALOM peace this Christmas and many blessings for 2022.