My Canoe

It takes me thru' the wilderness

Where solitude and grace,

Inspire me to better deeds

In the world I daily face.

It skims the waters lightly

Where ne'er a man has trod,

And I view the best of Nature -

The handiwork of God.

It shelters me at nightfall

and protects me from the rain,

Rides lightly on my shoulders

Where heavier loads have lain.

It stands twixt me and danger

Through rivers' boiling trails,

It answers quick and surely

To my paddle and my sail.

While life and breath remain to me

While eye and limb hold true,

I'll glide o'er new found waterways -

With my paddle and canoe.

  • Randy Morgan