by Luisa Kay Reyes
To a world that is sordid and cold Came a warmth that is purer than gold. Amongst leaders that plunder and take Entered He who bestows and equilibrates. Scoffing the seekers of personal gain Was born He who, with goodness, does reign. So to a land that is burdened with strife Arrived The King of eternal life. Offering curing forgiveness and healing The calm of his manger is appealing. Since He values with great magnanimity The wholesome with inner nobility. And honored by those who are wise On Christmas was given the ultimate prize; Which isn’t reserved for the privileged few But for all who with Jesus, their hearts do renew.
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.