Without Faith and Hope

Faith and Hope

Anchors that keep your ship moored

Sails that your spread to stay on course

Rope that you hang on to

While dangling on a precipice

Ventilator that keeps you alive

Flotsam you hold on to

To stay afloat and not drown

The parachute that helps to land

And when you watch them both slowly dissipate

There is nothing left but to give up and die