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Inspired by the song Silent Night




Silence was all that could be heard

All around the world no creature stirred

The sky so black only a single star in sight

For destiny held a surprise that night


A single baby’s cry rang out for all to hear

There were no trumpets, no resounding cheer

A single woman’s soft voice was heard to say

“Hush my darling” as she wiped the tears away


On this night so silent a simple child was born

That would bring new hope to a world so torn

Two thousand years have come and gone

And millions still base their hope thereon


Was he a man of God or just a godly man?

We must each decide for ourselves as best we can

But one fact remains, whether you praise or you scorn   

The world was changed forever that night that he was born


©Copyright Charlie Gragg December 17, 2010

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RKCHOWDARY11 commented on Silence


Excellent, the poem held the birth of Messaiah in the petals of poetry. I liked it very much. R K CHOWDARY



Thanks for reading and commenting

devaamido commented on Silence


Just came back to see if I liked this one as well as I'd remembered... It's even better!... Thanks, Charlie



That's very nice of you. It is unusual to get repeat visits. Thanks.

CherylLambrecht commented on Silence


I love this. I love Jesus too. Thank you for something so sweet. cheryl



You are very welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting.

ApaqRasgirl commented on Silence


congrats my friend on a well deserved win.....I will see you at the asha



Thank you for your acknowledgment, I appreciate it.

lunamarie commented on Silence


Beautiful ..... yes ... one fact remains ... Congratulations, Hampton! ... I'm so happy for you! ... you write so lovely! ... just beautiful! ... simply ............ **Luna



Thank you very much.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30