Faye Sizemore

NIGHT WATCH

Sand dunes… silent for awhile
Christmas Eve… far from home
We are not spending it alone
The squad is all here… ready
in the near midnight hour
Two thousand years ago
… give or take a little… so…
not to far from here…
under a blazing eastern Star
in a stable with his Mother so dear
a Small Stranger drew kings from afar
It was a night of peace and promise
… a long time coming we surmise
Please let it reign again tonight
… as it did when that star shone
Of this sand and this land we tire
Hark… distant sounds of gunfire…