Marrero student wins Christmas poetry contest _lowres

Photo provided by Visitation of Our Lady School -- Lily Rodrigue is in third grade at Visitation of Our Lady School in Marrero.

One of the winners of the Keep Christ in Christmas contest held by the Archdiocese of New Orleans was Lily Rodrigue, a third-grader at Visitation of Our Lady School in Marrero. Lily won in the poetry category for grades three through five.

Her winning poem follows:

We celebrate Christmas once every year,

But it’s not about Frosty, Santa or his reindeer.

It’s about something bigger that you may not know

A woman with child and nowhere to go.

They traveled all night, they had to go far.

An angel had told them “Just follow the star.”

Mary was tired and needed to rest.

The only place to stay was a stable at best.

In the heavens above the Angels did sing.

That night in the stable, Mary gave birth to our King.

His name is Jesus, “Our Savior,” His Fate

And He is the reason that we celebrate.