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Stepping Stones

Updated on January 17, 2012
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I am an artist, designer, photographer and writer. See more of my work on cmariearts.

Each step has a promise

Each stone another inch

Taking me farther and farther

To where I am meant to be

Some are small and easy

Some I can't leap through

Each one is a lesson

To survive through

There are many who cross

Who can be a barrier

They can try and hold me back

Blinding me endlessly

Fighting and keeping on

Is the only way to be free

Through the pit of fire

That has shown itself to me

There are many twists and turns

That I can't see at first

They always take me on a new adventure

To where I am meant to be

In the end we will all be set free

Wild birds that have been caged

For years dying to forever be


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Thank you Debbie!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow every stone is a another step to a lesson.. great poem .. I love it and so in dept.

      You are a wonderful poet.


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      That's good. I'm great, just been busy. :)

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      i am doing ok I guess, I never know how to answer that question... Ha but thanks for askin.. how are You, I feel a disturbance in the force with you...???

      is everything ok?


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Tom how are you? LOL. I don't know why. What does that even mean?

      @ Reiki thank you for reading and sharing!

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      reikieffect 5 years ago

      Life turned into a poem. Nice job Caroline.

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      Ive been called amusing and a moose but never amoosing...

      wonder why?


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Stessily you are so kind with your words. What a compliment to be called a muse. :)

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      stessily 5 years ago

      Caroline, Absolutely, perfectly beautiful description of journeying through life. Your repetition of "to where I am meant to be" is highly effective and oh, so true. Another all-time favorite for me among your beautiful, thought-filled garden of poetry! You are definitely a muse!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Ghaelach thank you for your comments and stopping by!

      @ Seeker7 thank you! I appreciate the comments.

      @ Sky thank you for your kind words. You always give great advice.

      @ Cheryl thank you very much. :)

      @ Tom thanks for reading and your comment. Nice quote.

      @ Always thank you always good to see you. :)

      @ Gypsy than you, I'm glad you liked it.

      @ Raciniwa thank you very much. :)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i want to count each step i take no matter how small or insignificant it is...great hub caroline...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That was one awesome and beautiful poem. I felt myself taking those steps along with you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Caroline..Stepping stones of life..Unique with a great message..Thank you...

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      Interesting netaphor- stepping stones to get through issues one step at a time..interesting how true, "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with 1 step"-maybe Confucious Lao Tsu...


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      Cheryl Simonds 6 years ago from Connecticut

      I loved the way you compare life with stepping stones. Beautiful poem. :)

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Just keep laying those stepping stones, as you cross, remembering that they were somehow miraculously laid for you , so in exercising this beauty , lay at least one for your fellow man.

      Love when you place your deep thoughts on here in poetry.


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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      I loved this poem and the photograph. Your words seem to describe me so well a few years ago! Have bookmarked as a favourite + voted up - excellent poem!

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Hi Caroline.

      The perfect poem of the journey and the struggles of life.

      Well written.

      Take care Caroline.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Thank you again Michael. Very sweet of you!

      Thank you Debby!

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hello Caroline. I see you are stepping forward now. Lovely image to go with your poem. Blessings, Debby

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Nice, Caroline !

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Thank you Learner. :)

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      Saadia A 6 years ago

      Very realistic thoughts and a lovely reading.Nice work :)