Waiting For The Light: An Advent Poem


Would you wait
several thousand years
for someone to make good
on their promise,

especially if you knew
they had the power
to fulfill it in a moment?

Perhaps, yes,
if you were sitting in the dark,
and your only hope
was the long, slow deliverance
of sunrise. 

Chris teaches writing and literature to college and high school students. He is the author of several books of poetry, and has released several albums of original music. He is also an amateur photographer, part-time stick-swordfighter, and chai enthusiast. He and his wife Jen enjoy reading, writing, and exploring the cities, coasts, and forests of New England.


  1. Rhonni


    Chris, would it be possible for me to read your poem at an Advent service this winter?  I don’t want to step on any copyright toes, and would make sure you received credit.  Thanks.



  2. Nightingale

    Thank you so much; a pastor friend and I are trying to introduce more “art” to her congregation!


  3. Nightingale

    Thank you, Chris.  A pastor friend and I are trying to introduce more of the arts to her congregation, trying to provoke more thought and response.

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