By DANNETTE DOOLEY
Special to TC Media
Joe Emberley of Joe Batt’s Arm has become an accomplished poet over years. The inspiration for much of his work comes from within.
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Joe Emberley, who lives in Joe Batt’s Arm on Fogo Island, is not only a poet, but musician.
They came in strings and all kinds of stuff
They can stir up a lot of seasonal fluff
They are really nice on a Christmas tree
No matter where the location may be.
Children are excited by Christmas lights
With thoughts of Santa and toy-filled sights
There was also much light from a certain star
As three kings astonishingly travelled so far.
This star was a first of Christmas lights
As these wise men visited the divinely chosen site
And the shepherds too were startled beyond
As a chorus of angels sang a new song.
The King of Kings had come to earth
To free us from the evils with which we flirt
Born in a stable on a cold, cold night
And from which shines the greatest of lights.
Born in a manger filled with hay
He fills our darkness with the brightest of days
Born in poverty and rejected by the world
As it rages on in a euphemistic swirl.
The Saviour of the world and creator of all life
Invites us to be free from all negative strife
He knocks and asks but never imposes
He respects our freedom and completely knows us.
His voice the world just cannot hear
For the world is caught up in tension and fear
Because of the absence of His love and grace
Which can make the earth a far better place.
Jesus our Saviour can free us from all sin
His Mother Mary inspires us to start again
So the brightest light can shine in our souls
And reach out to others, His Glory to behold.