This Christmas poem by Luisa Kay Reyes was a first place winner in the 16th Annual Stark County District Library Poetry Contest.
The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star
May the hymn of the Bethlehem Star
That guided the wise men from afar
Inspire the melody of our song
While we sing of Jesus all day long.
Let Mary’s soft sweet lullaby
Remind us to bid wrong goodbye
As we croon the peaceful tune
That Christmas Day is coming soon.
Propelling us to hum of love
And sparkle like the star above
The little Christ-child’s aria of light
Can humble the most daring knight.
Knowing that The Truth was born for us
The Christmas way is not superfluous
Since The Star of Christmas Eve
Commands a choir of all who in Him believe.
Luisa Kay Reyes has had pieces featured in “The Raven Chronicles”, “Fire In Machines”, “The Windmill”, “Halcyon Days”, “Fellowship of the King”, “Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine”, the “Route – 7 – Review”, “The Foliate Oak”, “The Eastern Iowa Review”, and other literary magazines. Her piece, “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.