That Single Step

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A single step
Taken slowly
Making you feel every bruise
That life has inflicted
Exhaustion is your world
Yet you wish to carry on
To make progress
And collapse with pride
A burst of energy
Born from such a tiny feat
That requires every ounce of strength
It is the only thing you need
To retain both faith and hope
That
Single
Little
Minuscule
Inch-sized
Essential
Step

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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9 Responses to That Single Step

  1. That is all we need each day. Good one, Charles.

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  2. A great poem, Charles, and very true.

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  3. L. Marie says:

    This was beautiful! I needed that! Sometimes it seems like I haven’t made much progress. But as you said so eloquently:

    It is the only thing you need
    To retain both faith and hope

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  4. “If you write one page a day, at the end of a year you’ll have written a novel.” This is my mantra.

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