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Sitting at the top of the Stairs

Sitting at the top of the stairs
Reflecting on my life
Looking at the bottom
Of the stairs
A place I used to be and know
I realize how far I've come
And far there is left to go.

It was always three steps forward
Two steps back
Uphill everyday
Carrying a heavy
Troubled filled sack
Struggling not to fall
Between the cracks
And hit the ground
With a bump once more.
Just as I had many times before.

I was never weak
But much to strong
Never knowing when to stop
I just carried on and on
Suddenly my whole world fell apart
I lost my old self
My heart ripped apart
My childhood caught up with me
And poisoned my blood.

So whenever I feel once more like giving up
I find myself going back to the stairs
To take a look
To see how far I've come
And the battles I've won
And where there was just darkness
At last I see the sun
And smile again.

Peter Dome.copyright.2015.May.


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  1. Date: 5/21/2015 11:46:00 AM

    Peter I am so glad to see you posting this - a great write of looking back but also moving forward albeit one step at a time:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 5/21/2015 7:46:00 AM

    Excellent description! Vivid picture of emotions and a wonderful comparison! My favorite is the very first verse. It flows beautifully! I am adding this one to my favorites and stamping it with a big fat 7!
  1. Date: 5/21/2015 7:13:00 AM

    I enjoyed this poem very much. The powerful message(Overcomer) screams out loud and clear. Through all of the the dark times my friend always remember the stairs(top) and how far you've come:) I'm glad I took the time to stop by and read this 7 piece. -Alexis