by Luisa Kay Reyes
Fear not The Way to receive On this lovely Christmas Eve For The Light of the World has come To still the darkness and render it numb. Fear not The Truth to admire With carols of joy that inspire For Christ was born in a manger To help goodness vanquish all danger. Fear not to The Life to pay heed By aiding and respecting the ones in need For Jesus was born on Christmas Day To give virtue the courage to have some say.
Luisa Kay Reyes has had pieces featured in “The Raven Chronicles”, “The Windmill”, “The Foliate Oak”, “The Eastern Iowa Review,” and other literary magazines. Her essay, “Thank You”, is the winner of the April 2017 memoir contest of “The Dead Mule School Of Southern Literature”. And her Christmas poem was a first place winner in the 16th Annual Stark County District Library Poetry Contest. Additionally, her essay “My Border Crossing” received a Pushcart Prize nomination from the Port Yonder Press. And two of her essays have been nominated for the “Best of the Net” anthology. With one of her essays recently being featured on “The Dirty Spoon” radio hour.