The Old Lantern
The old lantern swung its yellow light
Outside number 9 Millpond road
When the moon was full
Alice gave birth to her son
Who screamed the night awake?
Wrapping him in the only linen she had
She walked out into the full moon night
The old yellow light fading behind her
Alice lay down and slept by the old woodpile
Would anyone find them, before the night
Stole their lives away?
An angel of the Lord found them there
Bright yellow moon lit their pale countenance
Their souls lifted from the poverty
that lay ahead of them…