The Light Returns

    “The Light Returns,” New Era, Dec. 2012, 49

    The Light Returns

    sunrise behind clouds

    Photo by Emme Chipman

    From haunted dreams, the sleeper wakes

    With one small, quiet yawn.

    How wonderful, for one in dark

    To turn and face the dawn.

    From starless night, the sun rises

    To bring the world new life.

    How beautiful, as light extends

    Chasing out old fear and strife.

    From bitter snows, the spring comes forth;

    Life comes to a dying world.

    How radiant, as famine ends

    And new hope is unfurled.

    From times of darkness, a Light now shines,

    Brought forth by one young boy.

    How glorious, as it fills the world

    With its song of truth and joy.