Simeon and Anna


They have been waiting so long
Worship, fasting, and prayer in the temple
A promise from the Holy Spirit

Mary and Joseph bring Jesus in
To satisfy the Law
But get so much more

Revelation of their son’s future
Blessings and joy at His presence
Simeon may now rest in peace

Anna comes with thanksgiving
At the sight of her Savior
Going out to spread the word in the city

Marveling at all these things
The family starts for home
Beginning Jesus’ holy journey


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.