On the Plank


On the plank, with courage failing,

feeble steps toward the light;

last year’s lessons, pirates wailing,

next year’s mystery, a fright.

Going back , out of the question,

going forth, a terror grave;

gentle Hope, lead this procession,

guide my steps, and paint me brave.

16 comments on “On the Plank

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    I’m definitely feeling this one–great work, Melody. I can hear the pirates wailing, especially after waking from a horrid nightmare 2 hours ago. But His Hope will surely lead us, I am confident of that, truly! And we ARE Brave, Mel–we ARE. God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

    • melodylowes says:

      How long can bravery hold??? *sigh* As long as it must, apparently…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Well I don’t mean to be flip, at all–but I think as long as we can hold up the banner of Faith and keep the humor rolling, we’ll manage quite well. Alert: I have a doozy of a post coming up (not sure which day)–I’ll either be applauded by the true believers, or burned at the stake (which translates as “unfollowed”, “unliked” in the blogs, eh?)…Love to you this Lord’s Day.

      • melodylowes says:

        You’ve got me curious, Ma’am…

  2. lylekrahn says:

    I saw the title and was thinking pirates. Then it quickly got serious and I felt it too.

  3. Mei Studio says:

    Great expression, Melody! “gentle Hope, lead this procession,

    guide my steps, and paint me brave.” — you go, girl!

  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you for helping us rally and walk in faith this day! God bless you and fill you with Hope anew!

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Paint me brave too!

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