Throw him a rope from the side of your boat
Throw as hard as you can
And aim for the drowning man
In the centre of the whirlpool
And hope that he knows how to swim
And his skill or will, will keep him afloat
While you’re casting it in
And pray that he has the presence of mind
To grab hold of your line, and then reel him in
Give him water and wine and warmth and a fire
A soft bed to retire his sodden head
And peaceful dreams to help him sleep
Hold him when he weeps
And tell him everything will be all right
And tomorrow, when he wakes
This will all seem
Like nothing more than a bad dream

December 2006 Derek Wilson

~ by Derek Wilson on April 5, 2009.

2 Responses to “Lifeline”

  1. thanks alot for this smoth,real words …thanks and more thanks to the end of my life for the writer of this up normal lines .

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