How to Stay Afloat the Right Way 

Stay afloat the right way


A glass half full or empty;

Is a matter of personal perspective;

Choosing one over the other doesn’t make it wrong;

It only shows what one’s expectations are;

And what happens next is usually a reflection of such;

In life, three things usually happen;

It’s either we’re soaring high;

Sinking low or barely staying afloat;

And we all get to experience these three moments;

In our lifetimes, more than once;


To find yourself floating;

Could mean you’d eventually drown;

Or have a chance of surviving;

It all depends on the lens you’re wearing;

And how you choose to interpret your situation;


Floating can be scary;

Hanging on by a thread might feel like a lost cause;

But holding on with your own strength would eventually fail you;

Slippery hands, fatigue with its corresponding fear;

Will make you give up before your time runs out.


But instead of looking at the water threatening to swallow you up;

Why don’t you set your gaze upon the One who walks on water;

Who is able to lead you onto dry, safe land;

You shouldn’t have to do it all by yourself;

Give Him your hand and trust Him to carry you through;


Whenever you find yourself barely making it;

Don’t forget to make Jesus your lifeline;

You might stay afloat longer than you wish to;

But He knows best and His timing is always right;

Just call on Him and He’ll be there with you;


So don’t fret;

Even when people say you won’t make it;

They don’t have the final say;

But prepare to give another testimony;

Of God’s never-ending faithfulness;


Praise whiles you float;

Pray when you feel like giving up;

Your help is on the way.

© Josephine Amoako 2017

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Smith says:

    Great way to sum up life!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Papberry says:

    Awesome! Just awesome!
    Thanks for sharing and God bless you.


  3. dammy says:

    this is great!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. samba2017 says:

    This is really lovely, thanks for sharing. I lost my Dad just over a year ago and he saw the positive in life right til the very end even when his body had given up. He was a true inspiration. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Today’s post relates to seeing the positive. Have a good day, Sam 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for passing by, Samba. Will surely do👍


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