a christmas poem

baby Jesus was frozen at the ymca

away in a manager on Christmas day

families were rushing to reach church on time

the old man was drinking his bottle of wine

the sun started shining bright in the sky

melting the ice in Jesus's eyes

the old man was filled with wonder and fear

when he looked at the baby and thought he saw tears

he fell on his knees and prayed on the ground

a number of people gathered around

Jesus is crying the old man spoke out

just look in his eyes if there's any doubt

the water rolled down from Jesus's face

it's a miracle shouted a girl filled with grace

the old man just nodded and continued to pray

as Jesus lay thawing at the ymca

the next day the crowds continued to come

the sick and the lame the deaf and the dumb

the came to see if the tears were for real

they came with their sorrows they came to be healed

a cripple girl walked a blind boy got sight

a man lost in darkness claimed he saw light

they touched the old man who seemed holy and wise

who first saw the tears in Jesus's eyes

this beaten old man whose clothes looked like rags

who swallowed his faith from a brown paper bag

he never believed that he'd be the one

to preach to the old the sick and the young

the people would listen with awe in the their eyes

as he told how the baby started to cry

and he thought God does work in mysterious ways

as Jesus lay thawing at the ymca

marchetti 11/08