“Hanging On” is a poem that appears in Look Ma! No Hands!
You are my anchor.
When I drift out to sea,
you are there to center me.
When I feel like I am drowning,
you throw me the rope.
You lift me up until I soar.
I long to stay connected,
oh, even more than before.
You teach to keep swimming forward,
through dark waters of despair.
You shine a light on a new way,
against the tragic currents of life
that aim to hold me back.
Other things may give me strength,
but there is nothing more powerful than your love.