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Each Step Through Life.

Updated on February 9, 2013
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  • Step one is to realise ,to long for,to dream.
  • Step two is the first step onto life's wondrous journey.
  • Step three is to break away form that chameleon with a newly found strength,so deep,so compelling and to recognise the truth.
  • Step four is escape from the cage,the rusty chains, each link weighed down by life's dark days.
  • Step five is to begin the journey to find our very own selves ; with a strength so new and so welcomed.
  • Step six is to take that very first grasp of our dream;to learn to love ourselves;to truly recognise our own true worth.
  • Step seven is to share with a willing heart and strengthened soul;to appreciate each surrounding; to love with a new beat.
  • Step eight a true spirit now flying freely ;that once upon a time prisoner so cocooned,hidden from life's cruelty,life's tragedies existing but only in hushed whispers.
  • Step nine that cocoon recognised as life's chrysalis, seemingly so strong but we learn to rise above with the wisdom of the white dove , the first baby steps of eternal hope.
  • Step ten is to recognise the beauty from within compelling each survival instinct to face our new world. From within such beauty emerges from that cocooned Chrysalis ;a beautiful fragile butterfly.Colours so mesmerising and tender wings to carry each victorious story ,sharing with each heart,each land and worldwide.

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Below is a lady who today is certainly living her dream. A sure example of why we must never ever give up on ours.

Susan Boyle will always have a place in my heart ; a place of appreciation and respect .Her audition in X Factor was a moment in time that I will never ever forget. A mixture of the judges faces and the goose pimples that her beautiful voice brings has to be a magical moment in time.

Here is one lady who is certainly living her dream.An inspiration of the truest kind.

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Horizons far reaching

Each new day I live

Sea and skies meet.

My new life I give.


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Break out from that cocoon

Into a precious butterfly.

How my heart proudly sings

As I see you pass by.

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Today I proudly stand

Forever and a day.

In the knowledge that others

Have also found their way.


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Write what you feel

and not what you see.

Always self-deprecating

our achievements through life.

Liken yourself to an artist

breathing life into each painting.

Bringing his emotions in a way

to triggers precious echoes in each viewer or each reader's mind.

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As each new footstep

So gloriously shines the way;

Follow with such trust.

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From so deep within

Such hope and such faith

Precious and tender.

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My life an open book

My heart on my sleeve.

My path now as clear

As the air that I breathe.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Graham your comment means so very much and here's to so many more for us both to share on here. Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Ed for each and every comment. I wish you a wonderful day .ya and Here's to so many more hubs for us both top share on here. Eddy.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Eddy. It's all been said above. I use a wheelchair and I am transported to memories of yesteryear when things were much different. I was greatly moved on reading this delightful hub. Carry on showing us the way.

      voted up and all SHARED.

      Graham.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Hi Eddy!.......shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!..I voted across ....twice ! Do'nt tell the hub bosses!......Big big hug from my side of your sea !...Ed

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much

      RAJAN

      ANNACITA

      REBECCAMEALY

      DGH BRH

      TYCOON SAM

      MADE

      for each and every wonderful comment on here. Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Eddy, this is an amazing hub! I enjoyed every word I read and those beautiful pictures. I have watched Susan Boyle's audition in X Factor so many time. She is very inspiring, and so are you, Eddy. :)

      Madeleine

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Very profound and inspirational.

      Than you

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Such beauty here in every word and so much wise thoughts to go with. Thanks you. You are really excelling in this one like always. Keep up the good work. Shared and voted up interesting and beautiful.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I really like this, it is upbeat and emotionally fired up. Many need that. Good job.

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      AnnaCia 4 years ago

      Great piece of work. Thank you for the deep words and powerful style.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Awesome and inspirational poem as always Eddy. Voted up and shared.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much torrilyn for your kind comment which is so greatly appreciated

      Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Suzie for your kind and caring comment. I am glad you enjoyed this one and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      really great hub. I feel as human beings that each of us should try to accomplish something that we will be proud of even after we are gone from this earth. whether it is small or big. remaining humble, staying true to ourselves, and always remembering to give more than we receive will make us appreciate what we do have and what others don't have. voted up.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Your way with words is truly magical. Your steps through life are so apt and true, step 7 I love -

      "is to share with a willing heart and strengthened soul;to appreciate each surrounding; to love with a new beat"

      Susan Boyle's audition I was watching too and was blown away by her. Her voice is amazing and that song . . . . truly I got goosebumps too watching.

      Awesome work, votes +++, shared and pinned!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Shauna and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here . Your words are so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I think this is your best poem yet. Incorporating the success of Susan Boyle, the once-ugly-duckling, proves that is the no dream beyond reach. Oh my goodness, I have goosebumps all over my being and a beautiful flutter in my heart.

      Simply amazing, my dear friend from Wales. You have come so very far since I first met you!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much tp

      DEB

      LESLEY

      PICKLES

      VESPAWOOLF

      RANDI

      THELMA

      AUDREY

      BUMPSYSMUM

      for each and every comment .

      Here I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Bumpsysmum 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Quite lovely Eddy. Food for thought here, I wish I had aimed for the right things years ago but I choose not to regret, that just leads to disappointment, I try to move forward now with the wisdom of hindsight.

      Great piece, well done.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      So inspirational Eddy!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! I love it! I like Susan Boyle. Her voice is awesome. I have seen her singing in X Factor when I was still living and working in Ireland. It was certainly a dream that come true to Susan. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week Eddy;-)

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Wow Eddy, this hub was powerful from the first to the last word! Loved your introduction as much as your poem...and love Susan Boyle. Great work.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Eddy, you don't disappoint! This is beautiful! I missed it a couple of days ago and I am so happy to find it this Monday morning! Perfect! Thank you my friend! Up++

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a work of art! Such simple but profound truths, all contained in 10 steps. I also admire Susan Boyle and her beautiful singing voice. What a gorgeous poem and complementary photos, as well. Thanks!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful Eddy, a truly inspirational hub - Susan Boyle has a wonderful voice and an inspiration to us all.

      Thank you, voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      KOFFEKLATCH GALS

      LIVINGSTA

      BILLY

      PS

      SEEKER7

      FOSSILLADY

      VIVERESPERANDO

      RUBY

      JACKIE

      BLOSSOM

      MARTIN

      RASMA

      for each and every beautiful and sincere comment.Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.

      So much of my inspiration comes from you all in my hubfamily and this is so greatly appreciated.

      I wish you all a great day and lots of love.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This is so inspirational Eddy. I agree we must all pursue our dreams and never give up. Susan Boyle was smart to show everyone the talent she had. Passing this on.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT! Dream on dreamer. Meet you on the other side of the rainbow. Thank you

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Susan Boyle is an inspiration to all of us - and so are you with your beautiful poetry. Thank you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful poetry, great photos; beautiful song. ^

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I remember so well watching the night that Susan came on stage and the look that the judges gave her and then when she opened her mouth and the first note came out, the amazement we all felt. What a great lesson we learned, never judge from the outside. Beautiful..Your poetry is just as beautiful Eddy. Thank you for being an inspiration to me and so many others..God Bless.....

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      My life an open book

      My heart on my sleeve.

      My path now as clear

      As the air that I breathe.

      Stunning Eddy! I am inspired by this lovely display and the Susan Boyle video fed into it all the more! Thank you for the lovely thoughts to reach out to us in a loving spirit! Kathi :O)

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      viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      So very lovely and just quite serene. Thank you for the share.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Eddy my friend you just get better and better! What a depth of insight but spoken with such beauty - awesome!!

      Yes, Susan Boyle - what an absolute treasure she is!! I don't like programmes like the X Factor, but I just happened to see Susan Boyle and I think my jaw must have dropped a couple of feet - her voice is a dream and yes she is living it, a hope to everyone of us!

      Eddy voted up everything and I would have voted much more if allowed!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      A M A Z I N G....I come back time and time because you have that unique gift of placing just the right words together to paint pictures that remain with me as I move away from your page.

      And Susan Boyle...I too get goose bumps every time I hear her...and the day she was discovered...let that be a lesson to all....that talents are hidden just waiting to be discovered.

      Voted up ++++ and shared...Sending you many Angels today :) ps

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Think of all the potential that lies within us, and all the potential that is wasted by so many. We have the power to move mountains with our words and actions....and we settle for little piles of sand.

      Thank you for a reminder of what is within us. Beautiful as always.

      love,

      billy

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful words, sharing this for more people to read and get inspired!

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      "Write what you feel and not what you see." A beautiful piece of work from beginning to end. It lifts the soul and the mind. Absolutely awesome.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Your words tillsontitan are wonderful and mean so very much ;here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here, have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for a great comment carol;it is greatly appreciated as always.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Hi Dianna so glad to hear that you also enjoyed. Have a wonderful wekend. Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Sunnie and please don't apologise we are all in the same boat here I am sure. I have had birthdays and all sorts going on with the family and this is how it will always be. I think finding a perfect balance would be nice. Ha ha.

      Enjoy your weekend my dear friend. Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your writings also sounds like a welcoming for spring. Every word is beautifully intermeshed and works well with those that follow. Great work, Eddy!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also Janine and I bet the girls are so excited with the snow.I like to see it coming down but after a while when it disrupts daily life I just want it to vanish.

      Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much James my 'brawd'. I am so glad you enjoyed this one ;it was one of those that flowed out as I was writing. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You certainly enter each reader's mind...giving us food for thought and beauty to ponder. Your Steps Through Life, one more true than the next, using the amazing Susan Boyle as an example, and then you wrap this beautiful present up with your poetry!

      Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I think the dream can come true...Be sure what your dreams are and they might..Beautiful writing with so much truth.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Lovely analysis on life. I recently wrote a hub on eating your daily bread, this is the thought I find so helpful in keeping me balanced in life. Living each step at or day at a time. Beautifully said and written.

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Good Morning Eddy,

      Such a lovely piece of work and brought such encouragement today. Sorry I have not been around lately but you know how life tears us away for awhile but wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoyed this wonderful hub.

      Love and hugs,

      Sunnie

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Absolutely beautiful and truly inspirational about reaching for your dreams. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We are snowed in with a blizzard that came through last night, but all Ok. Have of course voted up and shared all over!!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Oh my chwaer.This is awesome and direct to the point.I like these verses so much :

      My life an open book

      My heart on my sleeve.

      My path now as clear

      As the air that I breathe.

      And I like the steps you stated.I think if anyone follow them,they will live a good life,full of joy and happiness.Susan Boyle is awesome and great.The moment when she stood on that stage is magical moment in time as you say,very true..She is not good looking but what she got inside is beyond any description.I voted up.