ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Stepping Stones

Updated on January 17, 2012
carolinemd21 profile image

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


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Debbie!

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 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.


    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

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

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 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?


    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 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!

    • reikieffect profile image


      7 years ago

      Life turned into a poem. Nice job Caroline.

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 years ago from home


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

      wonder why?


    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

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

    • profile image


      7 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!

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 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. :)

    • raciniwa profile image


      7 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...

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 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...


    • cherylone profile image

      Cheryl Simonds 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

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

    • Sky9106 profile image


      7 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.


    • Seeker7 profile image

      Helen Murphy Howell 

      7 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!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Hi Caroline.

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

      Well written.

      Take care Caroline.

      LOL Ghaelach

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you again Michael. Very sweet of you!

      Thank you Debby!

    • Debby Bruck profile image

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

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

    • cleaner3 profile image


      7 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Nice, Caroline !

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Learner. :)

    • learner365 profile image

      Saadia A 

      7 years ago

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)