Illustration from: Intolerance

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