The Divine Light

The Divine Light
And then came the Shepherd
On an earthly mission of mercy and compassion,
Spreading holy Word and love,
And got crucified for the same,
The Prince among the princes,
The King among the kings,
The Savior,
The Messiah,
Heralded by the Star and the Magi,
This humble carpenter family blessed
By the Holy Birth in the manger
On a cold bitter night watched by the
Gentle lambs and other dumb creatures,
And a Light filled the world;
O, my Christ, Beloved,
I seek you again in these violent times,
Where people fight over the legacy
Left by you and others that followed
Your philosophy of one-world,
Your message is needed more urgently now,
The One who died and bled for the sins of the others,
Let the Divine Light that once shown in Bethlehem
Shine again in each dark corner and grim heart,
And let us discover our dear Christ within us
By spreading the language of love, peace,
Compassion and mercy,
In the warring Jerusalem and Gaza,
And other hot spots of the divided world,
Because in these globalized times,
Fast food,
Commercialized Customs
Our beloved
Arms outstretched,
Belongs to not
Only the followers
To all of us,
Those who believe in
Peace and one humankind,
Merry Christmas!

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: For more details, please visit the website:

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