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January 2007 Poets Page



A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*




The Stable, the Star and the Cross




Sally Odgers




Two caves embrace a single life;
A stable for birth, a tomb for death,
Softened by hay, for the miracle's way
Guarded by stone, when the day was done.
Two caves on Earth, for life, for breath...
The stable of stone and the tomb.

One star to tell of a virtuous life,
An eastern sun to welcome the One,
A glinting of white, a life in the light,
May starlight descend to the world of men!
One star in the night for a virtuous life,
The star of

One mother to bear an eternal son,
A maiden as strong as the road was long,
Strong in belief for the following grief,
Love in her soul for a world so cold.
One mother to bear, to love and to share
The One whom death couldn't hold.

One cross to carry, to suffer and bleed
One tree of the wood, to raise the good,
Clothed in white for the looming night,
Nails and death and a final breath.
One cross revealed and a world to heal;
The Prince of Peace, the hope of light.

One tale to remember this day of days,
One life embraced by a pair of caves,
A hymn of joy and a dirge of loss,
A star to lead and the nails to bleed.
A mother to hold when the tale is told
Of the Stable, the Star and the Cross.


Sally Odgers




Sally Odgers lives in Tasmania with her husband and assorted dogs and cockatoos. As well as writing books for sale and poetry for the fun and challenge of it, she works part time as a manuscript assessor. In between times, she walks the dogs, reads, gardens and cultivates her website:




*Send poetry submissions to .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line.






Write an acrostic poem using the words “PEACE ON EARTH” to show us what world peace means to you. It can have any theme you wish: religious, political, humour, satire, etc.


If your poem is chosen as the winning entry, it will be published in the March issue of the Muse Marquee and you’ll receive $15 in your Paypal account. The editor reserves the right to publish any other poems submitted that are considered worthy of an honourable mention.


All entries must be received by February 10, 2007. Send your poem, as an attached word document, to and include your contact details (plus a brief Bio if you wish). Put “Poets Page Competition” in the subject line. You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your submission.



The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.