placed my gift into his hands
tied with ribbons made up with love,
travelled many seas and lands
only by a star above.
had led me unto a new born child
a manger filled with straw,
elements darkened, the wind grew wild
not a zephyr passed through the door.
inside that humble dwelling
an incandescent light,
was blinding, yet compelling
in total contrast with the night.
was inviting and all embracing
was a love that filled one's soul.
felt the Spirit, interfacing,
the mind, taking control.
all happened in a moment
one's eyes fell upon His face
sweetly quietly recumbent,
felt baptised by His Holy Grace.
journey ended, my gift delivered,
slipped away like a silent wraith.
had stood before Him and I shivered
I offered Him my everlasting faith.