The Long Awaited King


No stature or power
Only a carpenter’s son
The long awaited king

No golden throne
Only a manger of hay
The long awaited king

No royal robe
Only swaddling clothes
The long awaited king

Not a full grown man
Only a helpless infant
The long awaited king

Unexpected circumstances
Perfect plan
The long awaited king

Composition Date: December 12, 2017

Holli’s Notes: This poem has a companion for Easter 2018


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.