Illustration from: Emblems of Leadership Imagined

Life’s Tracks

Rolling on life's tracks,
wandering this earth,
Finding that it takes two rails
to roll on from our birth.

I've tried to roll on one rail,
so I could be the star.
But trains that have just one rail
never make it far.

You can run on one rail
until you hit a turn.
You'll find without the second rail
you'll always crash and burn.

Two rails in life,
far ahead I see.
One rail is the Lord
sent to save the one that's me.

—by Brian Oxley