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There came two weary travellers

upon a dusty road

the one was very great with child

uncomfortable and cold.

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The other too was cold and spent

upon his brow a frown

for he must find, at this late hour,

a place to lay them down.

Each time they stopped along the way

the answer they would hear

“No room” and then the door would close

though Mary’s time drew near.


At last, a lowly stable found

but it was dry and warm

and here amidst the animals

God’s only Son was born.

Amazing for the King of Kings

there was no jeweled crown,

no palace bed with silken sheets

concealing princely gown.

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Instead, a manger bed of straw,

a star to crown His head

and royal proclamation came

to shepherds where they tread.

The sky was lit with heav’nly light

as angels sang in awe,

“All heav’n within a manger lies

a gift for you from God.”


Thanks Barbara for letting me use your poems on my blog. You are so gifted.

Merry Christmas everyone! I pray you all have a blessed Christmas with your families. I couldn’t decide between two songs so I’m including them both. The words are powerful. Enjoy. God bless.


Not that Far From Bethlehem – Point of Grace

While You Were Sleeping – Casting Crowns


  1. susan steeves

    Beautiful Poem that says it all ! Powerful songs too!!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      I love this poem by Barbara! She’s very talented. Both of those songs are powerful and I couldn’t decide which one to use. 🙂

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks Rhonda for sharing Barbara’s poem! Merry Christmas to you as well!

  2. Diane Spearing

    Barb your words touched me. God bless u…

  3. Barbara Ayton

    You are most welcome Darlene. Thanks for having me on your blog and for everyone’s lovely comments. The songs are beautiful.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re very welcome. I’m honoured to be able to share them! God bless you, Barbara!

  4. stephseclecticinterests

    Thanks for sharing Barbara’s poem. Thanks for proclaiming the Truth. May your New Year overflow with the richest of blessings!

  5. Loretta Eidson

    Loved Barbara’s poem. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Heather

    Meaningful, beautiful – touching Barb. Thank you and bless you.

  7. saucyappel

    Beautiful poem Barbara. Thanks for sharing Darlene


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