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A Step or a Push (Poem)

Updated on March 11, 2014
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A step is a conscious action taken by a man

That brings about desirable success

A push is an action taken against a man

Forcefully, undesirably, divinely favoured

To brings about desirable success

I wondered and I asked-

What then do we need to succeed?

A Step or a push

Walking around my home

And I discovered that

Everybody has somewhere

He/she desires to reach

But not there yet

I wondered and I asked-

What do we need to get there?

A step or a push

Walking in the street

I discovered that

Many are homeless and jobless

Each and every one seeks a way out

But none is there yet

I wondered and I asked-

What do they need to have a home and a job?

A step or a push

How frequent do you take steps to do what you have not done before?

See results

When writing an exam

I discovered and heard some say

This is their sixth time writing same exam

They must pass this time

Yet, they still failed

I wondered and I asked-

What do they need to pass that exam?

A step or a push

I have a dream that feels so real

Imagining and feeling my future

It makes me feel like a super human

Cause, eyes have not seen it

The heart of men can’t imagine it

I wondered and I asked-

How do I bring this to reality?

A step or a push

For a step;

We must learn to take action

If we must succeed

For the push;

It is not for us to act but for others to take action

We can only pray it through

How then can I ask?

A step or a push

Abba Elijah also known as elija_god (elijagod)


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  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Yes oh....

    In life every step we take matters.

    Thanks Fidelia for the Comment !

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    6 years ago

    Every journy in life begins with a step & step again and again by the power of God's strength and u re there. i love this poem. More grace to ur ebo my brother.

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    yea, at 1st i thought we only need one but at the end i acknowledge that one is in our have to do but the other we can only pray it through

    Thanks for the comment Gistlane !

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    6 years ago

    A step or push...both we need. Very much appreciated and deep thinking and thanks for bringing this under my radar.

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    u are welcome

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    6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

    Very profound and thoughtful poem here .....abbaelijah. Questions those always must have crossed many sensitive minds to ponder a lot about this life here and now ...really being expressed with much élan. Votes all up and shared across. I am delighted to have your invitation to read this wonderful poem for sure. Thanks you again.

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This is a very interesting and thought-provoking poem! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria


    You are also RIGHT

    but sometimes the step is just for us to take.

    whether we like it or we know it or not,

    we all need a push in this life

    e.g The push from God Almighty

    Thanks for the comment Sueswan

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    6 years ago

    Hi abbaelijah,

    Very wise words. We may know the steps we need to take to reach our goals but we need the push to take those steps.

    Voted up and awesome

    Take care

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Thanks for the comments !

    Vellur, Jhamann, Girishpuri and Gypsy Rose lee

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    Nithya Venkat 

    6 years ago from Dubai

    Very well expressed embedded with grains of truth. A great write.

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    6 years ago from Reno NV

    Very good, with wonderful lessons for all of us. Jamie

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    Girish puri 

    6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

    Very much thought provoking, definitely first you will step and this first step would require push to achieve the second step, brilliant, God bless,

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

    Just simply wonderful. Ever so often we all need a push in the right direction.

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Amen oh....

    Thanks for the prayer Always Exploring !

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    6 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Wonderful! Sometimes we need a little push but ever so gently. I have a feeling you will get there..Cheers..

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    yes oh...... that is it !

    Thanks for the comment Shara63.

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    yea, Tobusness !

    thanks for the comment !

  • abbaelijah profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Thanks for all your comments.

    We all need a push at one point or the other in this life. though, sometime this push may come from a wicked thought(wicked person) or desire and uncontrollable event but the Good news is that the end justify the mean.

    God said he made evil and good for his pleasure. so as gods (sons of the living God- image and likeness) all evil and good should at the end bring success to our life's no matter the source.

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    Jo Alexis-Hagues 

    6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

    Another thought provoking hub. Most of us need a little guidance to take that step in the right direction, however, a good push from a trusted hand have been known to work wonders.

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    6 years ago from Michigan

    Abbaelijah - what a great poem! You are so right, both a step and a push will help to get success...For the dreams you have inside, definitely pray and seek God and perhaps you will be strengthened to take the step or perhaps He will push or lead you in the right direction. God bless you Brother!

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    6 years ago from Delhi

    awesome!.......abbaelijah, you wrote a marvellous poem.....a step and a push both take one ahead or forward, so what is important ..than i say that important is 'determination & a vision in every step or a push, and above all 'complete faith in Almighty is a must to get the desired result!!


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