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Below is the poem entitled ONE SMALL STEP which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Yes, they told her
they will induce our
baby.It was the high
blood pressure,
it seems
I skipped out 
of work early
at twelve. The
maternity unit was
just up the road.

She sat on a table,
legs swinging over the
edge. ‘That’s it,
no more after
this one’.

She looked shattered,
a ifs she’d run a
marathon. I peeked 
at our new arrival, she
was fine. I left

went back to work,
my lunch break,
you see. She says now,
each confinement
was easy. It seemed

different at the time,
that summer, Neil
Armstrong made
his ‘giant leap for

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:15:00 AM
    As we play back the reels of our lives, everything comes into sharper focus, enjoyed your poetry Brian, have a blessed day xxx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:26:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it as lways Brian. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol