The Book holds the legend –
Mapping earth’s journey.
Choose “life” not “death” it says,
And hands to you the key.
Follow the Single Lane, it says
While holding up its signs:
Yield, Detour, Stop, and Go.
Stay alert as you follow –
There’s crossroads along the way,
Inviting the tourist in sublime deceit,
to stumble and to sway.
For some the route is long, some short;
Some roads treacherous, some secure.
Follow the Map to your destination
Eternal Life is sure.
(Lesson 5, Form: Ode; Subject: Map; Device: Metaphor)