The Third Candle (The Candle of Joy)
Advent candle #3
Heaven’s voice is ringing early
its seasonal chorale
cascading through the well shopped streets
with the waterfall of glory.
And the tills sing out their victory
as the bankrupt bleed
on the battleground of greed.
Yet joy is to be found
in shopping mall and marketplace
when quiet voices
with shepherds’ hearts
respond to heaven’s greater tone.