Friday, 23 June 2017

One Step

One step
Followed by another
And another and another infinitum.
How many steps
Make up this journey?
Or is it a pilgrimage,
Discovery, hopeful walk
Into a new life?

One step
Is what it took
To leave a situation
Which is indescribable
But that one step
Removed me from
What I remember and regret
Until new life beckoned
In a strange place.

One step
Followed by another
Is what we'll walk today
Will we tire? Will we thirst?
Will one step more
Be one step too many
Or in all our steps
Will we rejoice and remember
Those seeking new life?

(c) Peter Bean, June 2017

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