A Christmas Poem

RBC Christmas Party  – A poem   by Rev. Eric Phinney

The Boats are all wrapped

The bilges all drained

There are stands and cribwork

where the water once played

Cushions and tea cups

Wine glasses  and sunscreen all put away

waiting for sunshine,

warm temperature and an order to obey.

But now the days are short

The nights are long

There are logs on the fire

as we all gather around.

It’s a season for the giving of thanks

And the pondering life

It is a time to end hunger,

violence and strife

This is the day

and this is the hour

When God himself

lay down his great power.

He walked in our midst

He traveled our roads

He sailed our great ships

And he listened up close

He shared with us

his thoughts and his heart

He modeled a life

that he could impart.

Jesus a saviour

A fishermen’s friend

Stands in our midst

on this night once again.

About Eric Phinney

Past Commodore Renforth Boat Club Rector of Renforth (St. James the Less Church)
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