A small preface: I have written poetry on rare occasion. I was about to delete this from Facebook when it dawned on me to share it with you. Good or bad, it tells the story of the Annunciation.
As Gabriel worshiped around the throne of heaven,
He felt a touch on the shoulder,
He turned and saw the Lord.
“What do you want me to do, My Lord?”
The Lord responded, “It is time for the promise”
“Yes, Lord. I am ready.”
Gabriel set out for Nazareth, a small town in Galilee
He inquired of the people
“Where is the girl, Mary, son of Heli?”
The people wondered who is this strange man
seeking the one betrothed to Joseph the Carpenter.
It spread through the town, causing a stir.
Gabriel knocked on the door of the home of Heli.
“Where is Mary, son of Heli?” he inquired
Heli perplexed “What is your intention, young man?”
“I come on the bidding of the Lord.”
Heli said, “Enter my son.”
Mary had heard about the man looking for her.
It caused her to wonder and consider, and his greeting caused more wonder.
“Greetings, favoured one. The Lord is with you” Gabriel intoned.
The wonder mixed with surprise must have been obvious for he continued,
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”
“You have been chosen to bear a son, who you will call Jesus.
He will be great, being called Son of the Most High.
The Lord will give to you son the throne of David
And his kingdom shall never end.”
Doubt arose in Mary, being voiced
“I am a virgin, betrothed to be married. It’s not possible.
How can this be? Really, how can this be?”
The angel allieved the doubt, “The Holy Spirit will come on you,
And will overshadow you, making the child to come holy.
Even now, Elizabeth, your cousin, is pregnant with child,
And she was considered barren. She is six months along.”
“Nothing will be impossible with God!
Mary’s doubt vanished and she declared in faith,
“Here I am, the servant of the Lord.
Let it be according to your word.”
Gabriel went out rejoicing, and entered heaven praising God,
with a report to give of the journey.
“Mary responded as you desired. She is ready for you. The promise is given.”