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One More Step

by James Zealy

The Days are prolonged,
The spirit is tested,
When will I see the light?
One more Step to go,

Job one I am tired,
Job Two I am challenged,
At home I sometimes feel surrounded
One more step to go,

So much to do so little time,
Options to relax intertwined,
Things to do, responsibilities to meet,
One more step to go,

The house is emptying,
Other conflicts to face,
Getting older hard to keep pace,
One more step to go,

An eerie sensation,
One light brightening,
Another dimming,
One more step to go,

The walk is long,
The journey filled with songs,
Each singer performing to a unique tune,
One more step to go,

The last day light,
The end of the fight,
At last a feeling of peace,
Just one more step to go.


Author's Note: Sometimes when times are at their worst the only thing that helps me to survive is to put one foot in front of the other, keep going, keep moving, and try to keep things simple.

Posted on 09/08/2004
Copyright © 2021 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 09/08/04 at 04:38 PM

This is amazingly relevant, James. Thank you.

Posted by Paganini Jones on 09/08/04 at 07:08 PM

Ya know, this is one of your best. I love the use of refrain - it so mirrors the content.

Posted by Kenneth Lau on 09/09/04 at 03:59 PM

Yeah it makes me sad. I like how it seems to span a life. Nice poem :)

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