To Sing of the Saints

by Russell Willis

To sing of the saints
is to sing a new song

ever new
remembering that which is coming
with gravity, not nostalgia
not wistful
but full, nevertheless
full of hope and strength
a heritage built on the future
the coming, not the gone
standing on the shoulders of the 
gnarled and worked and needing rest
those molded
on hope, faith, and love
those three

Ethicist, pastor, online education entrepreneur, and poet, Russell Willis, has been published in more than twenty-five online and print journals and fourteen anthologies. His Christian work has appeared in Agape Review, As Above So Below, and Ekstasis (forthcoming), and Faith and Christmas (both anthologies published by THE POET Magazine). You can access his poetry at

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