Sometimes I wonder why you seemed to take so long
to send a saviour to our earth when things had gone so wrong.
So many years of killing, of terror for the young
hate and destruction and so little hope left hung
on a star some were still watching
and they noticed when you came
some knew where to find you
and some even knew your name.
But it’s been a long time since
and we bow our heads in shame
that after all you did for peace
it seems we’re still the same.
And I wonder why you’re waiting
and what you’re waiting for
will you stop all of this killing,
all the terror, like before.
Will you light a star to guide us,
will you bring us peace again,
will you tell us where to find you,
and will we even know your name.
©1999 Sharron R. McMillan