Found, Poetry Friday, Religious

The (not so) secret message of Christmas

Children posed in a Christmas tableau
Christmas tableau (from our church’s Christmas production, 2012)

The (not so) secret message of Christmas

Unto us a child is given.
O come let us adore Him!
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
Emmanuel; His name is called Emmanuel.
Veiled in flesh the God-head see.
O holy night!
Light and life to all He brings.
I wonder as I wander.

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly (all rights reserved)


The November Poem-a-day challenge  for today, Thursday the 21st, is to write a secret message poem.

Having attended my first Christmas function Wednesday night,  I have Christmas on my mind. Can you find the (not so) secret message of Christmas in the poem above, made up of lines from Christmas songs?

Poetry Friday LogoThis poem is part of Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.

11 thoughts on “The (not so) secret message of Christmas”

  1. Interesting way of creating a found poem, Violet – and yes, I “found” the message! But I’ll keep quiet so as not to ruin it for others. (I’m in the Christmas Spirit already, too – I just finished writing a carol!)


  2. Is there a name for acrostics that start from the bottom up? Fun poem, I can see doing this with nursery rhymes or book titles. What fun for budding poets. Thank you for sharing.


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