It had been a while

since it was just us…


We gathered together —

a homecoming of sorts


                    It came upon a midnight clear

                    that glorious song of old

                    from angels bending near the earth

                    to play their harps of gold


We dug through piles of old photographs

our fingers tracing the past


Laughter and shared memories,

the sound of pride


                                                           Peace on the earth, goodwill to men

From heaven’s all-gracious King

The world in solemn stillness lay

To hear the angels sing


Even as snow fell, cold on a black night

and the world outside spun, restless


we found respite, salvation in

the warmth of family


                                                          Still through the cloven skies they come

With peaceful wings unfurled

And still their heavenly music floats

Over all the weary world


Sometimes a guardian angel

knows just what we need


Her gift simply received,

this break from busy lives


                                                          Look now, for glad and golden hours

Come swiftly on the wing

O rest beside the weary road

And hear the angels sing


To hold her high

above the noise


We celebrate

a moment’s peace


                                                           When peace shall over all the earth

Its ancient splendors fling

And the whole world give back the song

Which now the angels sing


photo: Pexels

prompts: Sunday’s Whirligig, #WyldeVerse, MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt,

MLMM Music Prompt #18

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” Writers: Bob James, E. Sears, R. Willis








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