On a Pallet of Straw

They did not travel in an airplane. They did not travel by car. They did not travel on a streamline train. They traveled on foot from afar.

They traveled on foot from afar.

They did not seek a hotel, They did not seek an inn, They did not seek a bright motel, They sought a cattle bin.

They sought a cattle bin.

Who were these travelers on the road? And where were they going? And Why? They were Three Wise Men who came from the East, And they followed a star in the sky.

A star in the sky.

What did they find when they got to the barn? What did they find near the stall? What did they find on a pallet of straw? They found there the Lord of all!

They found the Lord of all!

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes