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A Christmas Poem

I found this poem I wrote when I was in 8th grade about the first Christmas. Enjoy!


Shh! Quiet! The barn noises keep him awake,
He smiles gently knowing he is safe.


His mother covers Him to keep Him warm from cold
Laying him in straw that is obviously quite old


The shepherds outside that night run and scurry around
For they know they are near and can feel the holy ground


He wasn’t born in a palace, or placed in sheets of silk
But put in a feeding trough, and warmed by his mothers milk


They know He is special in mysterious sort of way
But trying to explain this, no words can portray


Shining bright above Him, a sparkling vibrant star
One that can be seen by all… even those afar


They load all their belongings in search of a great King
But will they find him where they think to look in palaces of gold things?


The thin cloth around him and the straw in which he lay
Is enough to keep him warm on that first Christmas day


The animals moan noisily for they know too
That the baby lying before them is the Lord …

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Yes...Egypt is a difficult place to live, but that doesn't mean there aren't perks as well. What about this place makes me grin...?
Delivery....anything...you name it (ironing, groceries, dinner...)
Cheap...this country is very inexpensive
Taxis...i don't have to drive!
My 1 hour walking commute...it's great exercise and a peaceful time with just me and my music
Respect for God...even if there are differences in beliefs, He is respected
Fresh hot bread on the street
Snack stands everywhere!
Ironing man right in my building
Cheap fresh fruits and veggies
Starbucks is walking distance
Nile River
Donkey carts, because they remind me of how simple life can be
Movie theaters where you pick your seat at ticket purchase
Walking! walking! walking!
Easy access to many cool countries near by
The Red Sea
Mt. Sinai
Bartering for goods is fun
Lots of foreigners, which produces a diverse social community for me
Arabic is a very cool language once it starts making sense
Otlob.com...where you can order …