One Step

When a hundred miles stand in the way

Of where I am and who I want to be,

I cannot leap the distance all at once,

But I can take one initial step.

When I must traverse a swamp of broken dreams

Before I arrive at a destination of healing,

I cannot shortcut my way through the pain,

But I can take one excruciating step.

When I must climb up the mountain of resistance

To reach a place of hope on the horizon,

I cannot transport myself to the top,

But I can take one elevating step.

When my heart is sinking in life’s quicksand

And the only way out is to reach for a hand

I cannot force myself to accept help,

But I can take one step,

Reluctantly

Painfully

Unwittingly

Tearfully

Decisively

Bravely.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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