A Few Short Years: A Christmas Villanelle 

Your heart’s set on a few short years 

With gifts to buy and family to call 

What happens when the Son appears?

On an average night to angels’ cheers

God wrapped Himself in child’s flesh in a dirty stall 

Your heart’s set on a few short years

Chasing the best, perfect careers

Someday your name big on the cinema wall

What happens when the Son appears? 

Called Teacher, Blasphemer, Messiah, King of Demons by His peers 

The eternal Creator met death to end humanity’s thrall

Your heart’s set in a few short years

Now and forever He promises no punishment or fears

But first you must surrender your all

That’s what happens when the Son appears

The day when your striving disappears

When prostrate before the judgment seat the world falls

If your heart’s set on a few short years 

Where will you end when the Son appears? 
~~~~~

This is my first attempt at writing a villanelle.  Please let me know what you think 🙂

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About A Daughter's Story

I'm an author and a teacher exploring the world and the stories and ideas it holds.
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