Epiphany

I hope you enjoy this modern interpretation of the story of the Three Wise Men.

A banker, a chemist, a guy with some scent,
Seeking to find what their lives really meant,
Packed a bag with deodorant, toothbrush and flannel,
And embarked on a journey with motor and camel.

The world stared in horror, viewed their route with suspicions
Of explosives and bullets and subversive missions,
Dodging snipers, wild rockets, a smoky sunrise,
Was this quest to the East by three men who were wise?

But the aid brought to victims of a fight without glory
A flicker of hope in a desperate story.
The evening was sultry, the lighting flashed wild
On the night they took gifts to the humble boy child,

Swaddled and cosy, unaware of the danger,
A refuge of hope in the shape of a manger.
A moment in time, a history freeze frame,
Reflecting our circle of conflict and shame,

A blink of escape from war and dissent,
For a banker, a chemist, a guy with some scent

About the author

Claire Baldry
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Claire is a retired Headteacher who lives on the East Sussex coast. Claire is an established speaker, performance poet and writer. She has a strong following on You Tube and has been listed in the top 100 Poetry Rivals National Competition. Claire has published five booklets of poetry which have sold hundreds of copies. 'Simply Bexhill' was published in early June 2014, and 'Simply Christmas' in November 2014. Her third publication is a series of narrative poems entitled 'The De La Warr Date'. She more recently published 'Seaside and Sailaway', which includes a section of poems about holidays on cruise ships, and Simply Modern Life. Claire has published two full-length novels, the first called 'Different Genes'. and more recently 'My Daughter's Wedding'. Both are romantic stories about love in later life, combined with a gripping mystery. The books can be purchased through bookshops, Amazon or borrowed from any local library. Links can be found at ww.w.clairebaldry.co.uk .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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Kes
19th Dec 2019
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I enjoyed your poem Claire. It certainly was a modern slant on the oldest story.

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