There was a sky diving instructor,
Orchestrating each jump as conductor;
Strapped to his chest,
The student was pressed,
Clutched to a raptor abductor.
From South Carolina Chip Steele,
A gentleman kind and genteel,
Enjoyed what he did,
It was hard to keep hid,
Each jump holding its own appeal.
A student, a first time contender
To jumping, to Chip would surrender;
Strapped to his chest
To each other pressed
Then leapt from the plane into splendor.
The student soon noticed his teacher
No longer was moving his features;
His body was still,
Not involved in the drill,
Then prayed to his God and his preacher.
Recalling his pre-flight instruction,
Effected his speed’s quick reduction;
The chute he deployed,
To float overjoyed,
Avoiding his certain destruction.
Unconscious his teacher lay prostrate,
CPR, though he tried, would be too late.
Though a heart attack killed,
The lesson fulfilled
So the student still paid the full rate.