©1999 Susan Noyes Anderson, Awaken Your Spiritual Power, Karisma Press
Image by Eugene Garin
A boat is life, a vessel in the gale
Tossed by the wind and driven through the night;
A hapless cutter, searching for the light
That used to dance and shimmer on a sail
Once bright and proud, bedraggled now, and pale.
Life’s boat. The oarsman struggles with its plight,
Unwitting victim of his self-made might,
Each desperate thrusting doomed, at last, to fail.
Humbled, the oarsman tries to understand
The currents that assail him fore and aft;
He struggles with the oars until, unmanned,
He hurls them through the tempest like a shaft.
Henceforth, the raging waters he’ll withstand
By trusting in the Maker of his craft.