The Mast Tags: Despair, Suffering, Salvation, Cross, Prayer, Endurance
Shipmate longs to please the Helm.
He does whatever tasked and wishes a more,
Concerned for ship and crew.
Storms come, and adversary advance.
Great forces to numerate crash.
Great forces to take the priceless
Pitching, rolling, yawing, and falling.
Comrades tripping, slipping, and dying.
So many forces out for he
So few to hold the weak
The storm breathes doom.
So too, enemies loom.
What the last hope be?
Alas, the Mast!
It rises high and mighty,
Standing a perfect T, with yards and sails be.
Whatever waves come, the center it be
Whatever the despair the Mast stands true.
There is no stronghold far from the Mast.
Most inward and structural it be.
In all reality, no weight the greater carried,
Then upon the Mast, corruption borne.
Pushing ship hence, bearing greatest load
Storm whipping to-and-fro
First target of enemy scorned.
To the Mast! To the Mast!
To the only hope at last!
The Mast, the last stronghold.
In spite of agony, wind, or woe,
In spite of friend or foe,
The Mast holds true.
The Mast, stronger than sin.
The Mast, holding Divinity and humanity painfully.
The Mast, whence all stone are cast.
The Mast, by afforded life and made to see.
The Mast, the weight of Love itself, battered, rent
Creaking and tweaking, yet never ceasing.
The Mast, none are betrayed in Thee
But Thee betrayed often be.
Too great the waves, too great the blast.
To the Mast!
Key to eternity.
From the yards, hang the sails of salvation true
stretched great, not divided in two
The sea so great squall.
Maelstrom set to befall.
Hope has faded to the last,
To the Mast!
To the Mast, all ye last!
To the Mast, lest with the rest sink fast!
No lifeboat fore to aft.
No recompense stern to bow.
Only the Mast!
Embrace He that last!
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