Shepherds In The Fields

23 Dec

Why are the sheep so nervous tonight?
Does something stalk and cause this fright?
I think it’s the light that’s scaring them so,
and it comes from that star, such a powerful glow.
I’ve never seen this before.

It must be a sign or an omen of ill.
Tragedy comes!  Right here on these hills!
The sheep are the first to sense the intent
of some treacherous spirit with evil bent
to destroy us and the flock.

Calm down.  Calm down.  I hear what you say.
But I disagree.  I think not that way.
The flock is nervous and milling around,
but the sheep are all moving toward Bethlehem town.
Perhaps the omen is good.

Let’s follow the sheep and see where they go.
Their instinct is keen, perhaps they all know
something that we cannot understand,
maybe a miracle is clearly at hand.
Come on, they’re leaving us here.

Aren’t we supposed to lead the sheep?
They’re leading us.  Come on, let’s keep
the pace and hurry right along.
What’s that?  The sound of lovely song,
as sweet as angel choirs.

3 Responses to “Shepherds In The Fields”

  1. lalbright125 December 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    I loved the sheep leading the shepherds. I think the common knowledge is that sheep wander and the shepherds keep them in order – here the sheep are leading after the suggestion that the shepherds are to be leading. The writer here thinks the sheep might be correct. Gives us pause. Perhaps we should listen to the subtle suggestions. A lot here. Wow – thanks. Lynne

    • rpiercetuc December 24, 2018 at 4:11 am #

      Maybe sheep aren’t as dumb as we thought. Thanks Lynne.

  2. lalbright125 December 23, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

    My iPad is confused. Two sendings???

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