The first great stranger said to the child.
Then he noticed something he's never felt before -
A wish in himself to be innocent and mild.
'Shall I bring you glory, shall I bring you peace?'
The second great stranger said when he saw
The star shine down on entire helplessness
The gift that he offered was his sense of awe.
'Shall I show you riches' the third one began
The stopped in terror because he had seen
A God grown-up and a tired tempted man.
'Suffering's my gift' he said
'That us what I mean'.
- Elizabeth Jennings