Lifeline (Poem)

You’re sailing along a vast ocean
In a great ship moving with caution
Sturdily coursing through time and tide
Though giant waves may hit every side

The Captain orders all of the crew
To secure their Lifelines through and through
For if they might get washed overboard
Their souls will be saved by this strong cord

At last, a great wave pounded the ship
And through lapse in judgement you did slip
You’re falling down to the raging sea
But before you plunged, there was safety

Secured by the cord around your waist
You’re safe for a while, though rather fazed
You now have two choices left to try
Pull yourself up or let go and die

Saving you is the Captain’s mission
Letting go is a fool’s decision
Sadly, many choose to cut their cord
Back to the ship they refuse to board

But pulling yourself up you did choose
Every bit of strength is what you use
Though you’re alone and under hardship
The Captain helps you back to His ship

To go back, you need hard work and time
But once hoisted up you feel sublime
You’re overwhelmed by sheer gratitude
Your heart conveys humbled attitude

Aboard the ship you’re soaked to the bone
It’s fine ’cause you’re no longer alone
You’re surrounded by welcoming crew
Having overflowing love for you

I’ll always thank my Captain’s mercy
In His service, I will keep busy
And no matter how my life been
I know my lifeline is Discipline

Inspiration: Proverbs 4:13