On Christmas Eve


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John and Lisa living in different cities separately

as to meet their ends,  as life demanded strictly.

Lisa’s each morning starts with prayer and utter hope

despite destiny devastated all dreams without scope.

But her blind faith whisper always..‘Jesus is There’!


John a narcissist and workaholic turned agnostic suddenly

when their only daughter Rose became infirm terminally.

Since then he never visited church or attended any mass

as if he had isolated himself from all kind of worldly bass.

But Lisa meditated upon her blind faith..’Jesus is There’!


But today John seemed as if surpassed the past wounds.

He opened his door of life to let in the light of joy and sounds.

John and Lisa is out in the bustling streets adorned with lights.

Even in winter the atmosphere is filled with warmth of delight.

After a decade John’s enthusiasm clasped in spangled high.

Red balloons soaring high as a silhouette wiping tears of sky.

At times he dances upon carols singing jingle bell, jingle bell..

Lisa amidst of all these merry lost herself in the monologues cell.


Apparently zillion queries bursting inside as fire crackers.

Was she experiencing an incredible dream of her life?

Or was her blind faith magically unwrapped as reality?

Or was the Holy Bible emanates its essence as an elixir?

She was beautifully confused yet thanking all the while

few joys of tears rolled down her cheeks radiating her smile.

She knew she lived a thousand lives in those moments.


Overwhelmed Lisa looked up the sky and kissed the stars.

At once, her glimpse caught a heavenly shooting star.

She recognised, it was the Santa Clause’s reindeer!

Unbelievably, she blinked her eyes few times in awe

as if she got all the answers in the form of a Pandora Box.

A priceless gift for her from Santa Claus ‘On Christmas Eve’..

Lisa whispered silently holding hands of John.. ‘ Jesus is there’!


© Maaya Dev 2014 Dec



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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at maayas-musing.blogspot.in.

2 thoughts on “On Christmas Eve

  1. shamsher

    A meticulously crafted piece with message of hopes faith and harmony enriched with authors optimismistic attitude and a priceless gift for John and Lisa on Christmas eve


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