SPLASH TO LIVE
Imagine! Riding through life in an old canoe,
Floating along with nothing to do.
Although the others asked me to oar,
It seemed like a really difficult chore.
So I kept real still, and no one knew
That I was a passenger in the canoe.
I didn't paddle; I didn't guide.
Surely, the others could handle this ride.
But then the group went left, not right.
The goal got farther out of site.
Why can't they see which way to go
To reach the goal? I thought they'd know.
I began to talk to the one in charge
To change the rudder on this small barge,
Convincing all the workers here
That the goal could bring us all some cheer.
I found that if I want things right,
I must be willing to fight the fight,
To master what seems an impossible task--
To take my oars and make a splash.
©Lynnette Schuepbach, September 21, 1992