The story begins with a girl,
belly beginning to swell.
It will get much larger,
as, within her womb,
the miracle of life claims its space.
An unlikely sign, vulnerable,
yet outrageously defiant;
a sign to engender hope,
to confront earth’s bondage
A peasant girl,
pregnant with purpose and possibility;
the lowly are to be elevated to positions of significance
while kings, emperors, princesses
and other persons of power and plenty
will be asked to descend from their lofty seats
to begin their acquaintance with earth’s dust.
The girl could be anyone;
any place on the planet,
any point in its history.
She is caught up in this common human tale;
and the joy.
A sign for eternity.
© Ken Rookes 2015