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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: December 16, 2019      Views: 95

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MARK VALENTINE 
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A Christmas Poem
"The Snow Globe" by Mark Valentine
In a building, in a snow globe, on a festive shelf at Macy’s,
In the Holiday Department, ‘neath a sign that read “Believe”,
Sat a man at a desk, in an office of the building,
By himself, all alone, doing work on Christmas Eve.
 
And the folks passing by had no clue that he was in there,
And the man at the desk didn’t know he wasn’t real.
His universe consisted of the things inside the snow globe.
The world outside the glass he couldn’t see, or hear, or feel.
 
And all who shopped at Macy’s, they themselves were in a snow globe.
So too with all Manhattan, all New York, and all the earth.
Hopelessly partitioned from the world outside their window,
On the eve of a day meant to celebrate a Birth.
 
Then the man, in the globe, on the festive shelf at Macy’s,
All alone at his desk, saw a brilliant shining star,
That came from without, bringing light to the lonely,
Crossing over borders, making near what once was far.
 
So perhaps all of us, in our globe in the ether,
Have a light, have a lifeline to another world above.
And it calls to us all, lets us know there’s transcendence,
Ties our tiny pool of water to an endless sea of love.

 

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