Step by Step…

Step by step I journey through this life,

climbing countless and steep mountains

of one foot after the other.

Only to stumble and go tumbling down

to come to the place of where I now rest.

Go on, go on,

keep up, keep up!

No matter the deep, depressive darkness

that may envelop me,

or the brilliant light of peaceful knowing,

I am be-coming…

one

step

at

a

time,

at the perfect pace.

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  1. agree, one step at a time,
    that’s solid and profound…
    well done!

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  2. Glad to know you via Trisha, she is a diamond in my blog roll,

    have fun!
    visiting participants would enable you to fulfill the requirement and get most possible feedback.

    your poetry is cool!

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    • I am starting to do some visiting and hopefully will get some good ideas for writing.

      Thank you again, Jingle. And I agree, Trisha, is a brilliant, shiny diamond to me too.

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  3. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So true, Bodhirose. Kinda weird…last night I dreamt I was climbing mountains. A good dream, but exhausting, Nice to read your poetry.
    Victoria
    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/ear-worms-a-poem-for-jingles-poetry-rally/

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  5. That is kinda weird… Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Now, I’ll go read your entry, Victoria.
    Gayle

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  6. Very well done!
    What this marvelous piece meant to me was life’s journey must be taken at our very own personal pace.
    I, too, do not like to be prodded.

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    • Thank you for your comment, Sillyfrogsusan,–this is my very first poetry entry and joining in Jingle’s group. I’m so impressed with the amount of talent out there–including yours.

      You are right and I agree. Our life paths are very individual to each of us–taken at our own pace.

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  7. Calm and take one step and the path is less stressful. Nice work.

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  8. This poem resonates with me deeply. It’s comforting the way Psalm 23 is.
    Life is full of trials and tribulations but there is a reservoir of deep peace, understanding, and strength within that keeps us forging ahead.

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    • So happy to hear from you, Lahn. This is my first entry in a poetry writing rally that Trisha suggested I try here on WordPress. So here I am.

      I am touched that this resonated with you so. One night recently, this just flowed out of me without much thought. Why–I don’t know. But it made sense to me.

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      • P.S. Lahn, the 23rd Psalm has always affected me deeply too. It’s meaning touches my heart and makes the tears well up…

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      • I wasn’t aware this was your own poem, Gayle! It’s really good. You have poetic soul, a gift. Keep nurturing it!

        I know what you mean about Psalm 23. Just reciting it touches one’s being and brings forth deep emotions. Yes, shed many tears to this… and always felt better afterwards… balm to one’s hurting soul. A reminder that you are not alone even in the darkest times.

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  9. Very well stated.

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  10. inspiring yet so simple ! deep yet so sweet ! i liked this ..

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  11. Hello.
    Very nice poem.
    Im finding my way in this situation: not only wanting but needing to walk the path step by step, carefully, slowly, patiently… wherever it may lead me

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  12. Beautiful, and so true. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. if this is ur one of the 1st attempts at poetry ur doing amazingly good Rose….
    liked the form you used too..
    thanks for visiting and ur kind compliments…
    my entries for the rally are
    http://wiserskydiver.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/inspirationz/
    http://wiserskydiver.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/cheers/
    &
    http://wiserskydiver.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/butterflies-in-flight/

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  14. Loved it; going forward against whatever struggles may come.

    Great poem 🙂 x

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  15. One step at a time does it … Nicely done.

    Poem on …

    Good luck with your new blog and welcome to Rally …

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    • One step at a time trying to be a poet too! This is new to me–I appreciate your welcoming words and compliment.

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      • I would not have guess writing poetry was new to you, Gale.

        This one is right up my ally – the kind of thing I truly love and take to heart. Well done.

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      • I was just brand new when I started in late August on here. Had no visitors except for Trisha and an occasional Soulbro visit until I joined the rally. I’m really enjoying myself.

        I’m happy you liked this.

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  16. Very motivating…I love this and thanks for sharing…enjoy your wonderful Friday ahead(+)
    Love,
    Dom*:)xo—{–@

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    • I didn’t expect to see you here, Dom–what a nice surprise for you to stop by. Thanks for your loving comment. Enjoy your day as well! Love you…

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      • Remember what I did to my mother Love last year when I just showed up on her couch?…hmmmm?…she almost had a heart attack and you commented she would then become Enlightened herself as I do not exactly what you wrote but sounded like that as I am a Ninja…LOLOL…enjoy Bodhirose(+) 🙂
        Love,
        Dom*:)xo–{–@

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      • Here’s your comment, Dom, that I thought didn’t show up. 🙂

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  17. Someone Is Special

     /  September 24, 2010

    a perfect place, lovely thoughts, great writing..

    Rhyming Waters

    –Someone Is Special–

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  18. Wonderful write….best wishes on your unfolding, one step at a time, into the present.
    Say hi to Guru Rinpoche for me when you see him:)

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    • Thanks, Woih, for your nice compliment and kind wishes for my continued unfolding.

      Uh, I think he may be dead…haven’t seen him yet and if I did it would shock the hell out of me! 🙂

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  19. Noreen

     /  September 24, 2010

    This is really beautiful Gayle, so comforting.

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  20. sweet , soothing and nice 🙂

    lovely write 😀

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  21. Dancing Freak, I’m so appreciative of your kind comment and critique. It means a lot to me. 🙂

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  22. oh yes, one needs to go at the pace used to! too speedy or too slow isn’t gonna help 🙂

    Rally Week 29, My Poem

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  23. So right, Leo! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  24. I agree, one step at a time, so happy to see you here, welcome to the Rally and happy to have you in the community. Hugs xx

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  25. What a lovely, warm welcome, Buttercup. Thank you so much. (((Hugs)))

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  26. I agree with Buttercup (no big surprise there). I also relate to this in so many ways. It really is one step at a time. Nice write. Love and Light, Sender

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  27. Love it! It’s a great manta…to keep going and never give up!

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  28. Thats a lot of lovely responses. Told you, this is a group of wonderful people. They are just awesome and terrific. 🙂

    I know you will enjoy it.

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    • They are very wonderful people, Trisha, and thanks again for “introducing” me to them. I read on your poetry site where you were talking about choosing several to follow and not try to get to everyone’s writings (impossible) because otherwise there would be no time to write anymore! So true. I’m going to follow that advice. I was overwhelmed by the responses I got.

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      • i prefer reading a few people at a time regularly. i dont stuff my attic with too much. that is why Jingle impresses me so much. just think about her energy and enthuciasm! I would not have been able to do that for one month. she is a real gem.

        you will start loving the people of this group very soon. they are really beautiful, just like the people of intent. intent was a piece of heaven on earth but the people here are angels too 🙂

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      • I too am very impressed with Jingle’s enthusiasm! Amazing–I’m glad that there are people like her to get so many people motivated–wonderful human being.

        I will pick a few to follow too and try to get inspired to write more.

        So am I to understand that there is not a Thursday rally every week? Just when Jingle announces one? I guess I’ll get the hang of it sooner or later. 🙂

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      • jingle’s capacity is extraordinary. she is really a phenomenon! If you get addicted to reading other’s blogs your own creativity suffers badly.

        you know what i do? i first do my own stuffs and then start surfing.

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  29. I forgot to add, the poem is beautiful, peaceful and full of hope like you are.

    best of luck!

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  30. The journey seems to be on a lot of poets minds this week – mine as well 🙂 Very well done – beautiful 🙂

    Deborah

    http://deborahhorton.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/journey/

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  31. Sina Saberi : The Blog

     /  September 26, 2010

    full of light

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  32. Trisha, I’m glad you liked my poem today too. 🙂 Makes me happy…

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  33. Perfect understanding of the journey I feel that we all must go on! excellent work!

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  34. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your generous comment, 2ZPoint–I appreciate it.

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  35. Extremely well written! Tha nks for the prompting of hope!

    I am:
    http://puplumages.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/memories-rain/

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  36. You are so kind to give such a nice compliment, Purvi. Thank you very much.

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