A series of steps

A big challenge for me

One, two, three, four steps

Beyond, ascending I dare, try and see.


A flight of steps

A long journey by foot

Weakness; calmness, no beeps

I fly up, ignoring the dust and soot.


A set of individual steps

A pace on treads and landings

Shows rites of passage and preps

Milestones, new roles, success zipped by wings.


A structure to climb up or down

A twist in life, a test everyone saith

Might slip or fall, careful, don’t frown

Trust, going down can be a leap of faith.


A connection to the next level

A feat, an answer to the question

I found light, season’s beauty and its cycle

Truth that keyed up freedom and expression.


By Lucy Lombos