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Nativity -- The Innkeeper
by larry r linville

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Series continued with the young man who had just purchased the inn and wasn't very efficient. There is a twist at the end.



I had just purchased my little inn
When my whole world began to spin
Caesar’s census brought a big crowd
Making our little town very loud

I needed more time to learn my trade
Before I faced the endless parade
Of travelers from far and from wide
To find a place they could reside

My place was packed to overflowing
This couple came and she was showing
My heart hurt me when I had to say
There is no room you must go away

If I had known then what I know now
I wouldn’t have roomed them with the cow
I was so sad and I couldn’t sleep
As I closed the door and watched her weep

There was more action in that shed
When I went down there to take some bread
I wanted to apologize
But they hugged me with happy eyes

A baby boy was born that night
It was a very eerie sight
He laid in the manger like a king
And I thought I heard some angels sing

Years later I had bought a new place
And my life moved at a hectic pace
I bought some inns in Jerusalem
And I made lots of money with them.

This baby who had become a man
Came to me with the strangest plan
He wanted to rent an upper room
For a Passover meal I presume

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/30/2007
And so now we get the answers to questions long ago asked Georg. Thank you Larry for an excellent write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/30/2007
Yes, I have wondered where that Last Supper was hold.
Thanks for the clarification, I am sure your spirit was there like the proverbial fly on the wall.
Thanks and blessings.
Georg
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/29/2007
Beautiful tale and very innovative. In one clean sweep you brought Jesus from infanthood to adulthold and very gracefully..God Bless...

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/29/2007
Isn't it amazing how He keeps showing up in our lives? Yet, is it amazing, or the way it's meant to be? He keeps giving us opportunity upon opportunity, and we do ...........

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/29/2007
Larry,

An excellent take on the Nativity, you bring it to life with love and compassion. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/29/2007
Wonderful view of the Nativity from the Inkeeper! Very well penned, Larry! More, please!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D



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