Tuesday poem: Burning the donkey

December 19, 2017

This one is a Christmas poem, just published at Verity La.

The poem is about reugees. It’s important to remember those excluded and shunned all year, but it’s particularly pertinent to Christmas, when God took on the form of a child born in a stable. The outsider became the centre of the story.

There’s another poem at the site about climate change and specifically, the Great Barrier Reef. An enormous number of future refugees will be fleeing the effects of climate change. And destroying the lives of other species is inexcusable, too.

God bless us, every one! Have a wonderful Christmas.


8 Responses to “Tuesday poem: Burning the donkey”

  1. Really enjoyed that one P. Have a Merry Xmas.

  2. Moya Pacey said

    This is a terrific poem for our fraught times Penelope , and I love the snow sweeping across this page!!

  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade said

    Wonderful poems, both. Thank you.

  4. pscottier said

    Thanks, Rosemary. Sometimes it is difficult to gauge if a poem you wrote has reached people, so your comment is appreciated.

  5. A truly modern Christmas poem. Hope you sent it to the Minister of….As for the title, perfect. Blessings for 2018 Penelope.

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