Monday, 24 December 2012

Expect a miracle.

Bible scholars who have done this season to death tell us that Jesus was probably born in 4 BC. I love the irony there! Apparently to get all the evidence in place the census would have been four years today it's another poem by UA Fanthorpe bravely tackling this small detail.

Not the Millennium


Wise men are busy being computer literate

There should be a law against confusing

Religion with mathematics.

There was a baby. Born where?

And when? The sources mention

Massacres, prophecies, stars

They tell a good story but they don't agree


So we celebrate at the wrong midnight.

Does it matter? Only dull science expects

An accurate audit. The economy of heaven

Looks for fiestas and fireworks every day

Every day

Be realistic, says heaven

Expect a miracle.


1 comment:

  1. Nicely done! I agree wholeheartedly with the celebration of hope regardless of being a delighted scientist!