The Friar’s Christmas

G’day and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Jack Dey. I hope you will enjoy the Friar’s Christmas.




The Friar’s Christmas

The wicked house upon the hill 
With groomed gardens and fancy frill 
No one visits its lush attire 
For within resides, a gloomy friar 
Snowflake from heaven does fall and lands
Where the Saviour’s call commands
For they too are afraid of him
And bid to blow, a chilling wind
While hoping to distract their fall
And land not on, the friar’s hall

In the cavernous luxury within
The friar’s eyes are growing dim
A fire burns a fractured din
Surrounded by the cold within
No joyous sound emits at all
From the silent midst of the friar’s wall
Many years past him fly
Consumed of things, that money buy
Guarding dreams of wealthy gain
No one shares his empty pain

Tired eyes and hair of grey
Glanced up from the fire that day
Outside a joyous troupe
Danced and sang a rowdy hoop
Incensed by the fractured peace
He raised his ire to increase
Window open in defiance to
He bid the troupe a swift adieu
Noticing the voice of call
The troupe did leave the friar’s hall

All but one of the singing group
Left the grounds at the friar’s croup
A voice of tiny stature held
In defiance to, the angry delve
Nervously she drew a breath
Giving voice to her best
She sang of peace and her Saviour confessing
Then wished the friar, a Christmas blessing
In the snow, the girl collapsed
Into a coma she elapsed

By her side, the friar bent
The lifeless form of the angel spent
She had given of her all
So the Saviour, he would call

Now today the friar’s home
Abounds with blessings of its own
Children share the friar’s chair
While families visit his Christmas fare
It is easy to consume
And forget the friar’s gloom

Many are alone today
And long to hear the Saviour’s way
In a world consumed with fear
The hope of Christmas they wait to hear
Will you stand alone and sing?
Of the birth of Jesus – our King.











Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. He is the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, The Valley of Flowers; La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette); Zero; Naive; and Brindabella's Prophet. His latest book, Apostate, is currently being researched and written - and you can follow the story along chapter by chapter as he writes in real time! Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his titles. New books are written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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