Old Bethlehem (Jesus Cries)

Old Bethlehem (Jesus Cries)

A Chapter by Wondering Mind

 

Do you know of Bethlehem?
                                 Yes, it’s a word in a hymn that rhymes
 
true but, it’s also the city where Christ was born
     Who’s he?
in ancient holy land, now shattered and torn
                      What does holy mean?
and pilgrims are picked on where Peace was born
                                 What’s Peace?
It’s no prank
That land since sixty seven,
has been sending its children to Heaven
and is now a “Strip” and a “Bank”
 
The strip is under siege, the Bank is raped daily
but, you won’t read that in your “daily”
 
Solve your crosswords,
read some lies
while Sweet Jesus cries
Open your hearts
                  Open your minds
                                      Open your eyes
 
Jesus cries on the day he was born
Trees light up, a jingle bell chimes
And, your Bethlehem this Christmas
Is just a word in a hymn that rhymes
 
Jesus cries for all the bloodshed
He cries for Man’s cruelty and crimes
And, your Bethlehem this Christmas
Is just a word in a hymn that rhymes
 
Jesus cries for his city of birth
Besieged Bethlehem in bloody times
But, old Bethlehem this Christmas
Is just a word in a hymn that rhymes


© 2010 Wondering Mind


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Ahhh yes this wakens our sleeping hearts, that write of beauty, to forget the blood that is spilled all over this world. Sometimes with the commercialism and materialistic focus we have in this country we tend to block out the real meaning of this holiday. Thank you for opening my eyes and heart, this eve, and expanding my view beyond the decorations and gifts...or the hectic hustle of events, to see what really matters. This was a very thought provoking write that was delivered beautifully, in your own talented way!

peace and love to you this holiday
M


Posted 11 Years Ago


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. it's heart breaking and tragic beyond measure ... what's happening out there is a travesty of everything ... but we live in a delusional world ... it's just too sad ...

Posted 9 Years Ago


what does holy mean? these are tall words, words to come back to, words that may change the way someone perceives the world

when I want to no what's going on in the world, I ask somebody out there, I don't trust our American news outlets.

Posted 9 Years Ago


How very true, so many people behave and think this way, but, my friend, there are a few believers left.

I was in Bethlehem a few years ago, on Christmas Eve, Manger square, soldiers with guns on their shoulders, being accosted by men trying to sell me postcards which weren't exactly holy. But, in spite of all that, I felt a presence because I wanted to feel it in a place that meant so much to me and others. Belief is from the inside out.

You write with a cynical pen and yet in a beautiful style, plus, you make one think then, flare, then, relax into fuller thought. If that's your intention, you write superbly!



Posted 11 Years Ago


* Tears* I really love this stunning write. You have such talent, that simply amazes me. Need to file this way to read again and again. Well Done! P.W.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You are amazing. I always adore reading every piece that you write. This is a tear jerker...

Lynda

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ahhh yes this wakens our sleeping hearts, that write of beauty, to forget the blood that is spilled all over this world. Sometimes with the commercialism and materialistic focus we have in this country we tend to block out the real meaning of this holiday. Thank you for opening my eyes and heart, this eve, and expanding my view beyond the decorations and gifts...or the hectic hustle of events, to see what really matters. This was a very thought provoking write that was delivered beautifully, in your own talented way!

peace and love to you this holiday
M


Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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