Born to Die (that we may live)

Blogs

April 1, 2012
Terrell and Janna Wiebe |

Our newborn King lies in a manger bed
Swaddled in clothes, by his mother lain,
Soon to wear a crown of thorns upon his head.

A jealous king desired to see him dead,
Command that every child his age was slain,
Our newborn King lies in a manger bed.

Shepherds in fields heard what the angels said,
Worship for their King they could not contain,
Soon to wear a crown of thorns upon his head.

Wise kings in the East by a star were led,
But in Bethlehem they would not remain,
Our newborn King lies in a manger bed.

His mother’s heart will ponder this instead:
Who is my son to cause kings to proclaim?
Soon to wear a crown of thorns upon his head.

Her babe will grow and be pierced, bleeding red,
To wash away each sin, blemish, and stain.
Our newborn King lies in a manger bed,
Soon to wear a crown of thorns upon his head.

The above is a poem I wrote that connects Christmas to Easter. It is a villanelle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanelle) and is something I reflect on this Holy Week.

-Janna Wiebe

Share this page:

Add new comment

Canadian Mennonite invites comments and encourages constructive discussion about our content. Actual full names (first and last) are required. Comments are moderated and may be edited. They will not appear online until approved and will be posted during business hours. Some comments may be reproduced in print.