Advent 1

Somehow, like
a miracle of new birth,
the children rise with
all the energy of Christmas morning.
I lag behind their delight,
lost still in the sleep I wish I was having,
yet lifted all the same to see
child hearts leaping
like an infant in the expectant womb.
The waiting will be what chafes.
Our spirits lag with Spirit's time.
Even by breakfast joy dwindles with toddler temper
and we all must learn in these waiting weeks
to turn our squabbling selves to your
slow Advent.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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