One Step Closer


One Step Closer

I had a dream once,

Long ago,

So very long ago,

When l believed in myself,

And all things good,

That life was meant to be lived,

And l always thought that,

I was one step closer to the,


Then one day,

Life changed, and those beliefs changed,

And l lived my life,

But different,

And then l thought,

I am now one step away,

I lived my life,

Pretending to be happy,

But living a lie,

For l had guilt,

And no forgiveness,

And now l was one step further away,

From ideals

I found forgiveness, but at a cost,

And then felt guilty for forgiving,


Tried to be happy,

Tried to live in another’s’

Footsteps, hiding from myself,

Riddled with guilt,

Plagued by falsehood,

But not really happy,

Then suddenly, only tonight,

Realized did l,

That l am one man,

But of two faces,

The hidden face and the real me,

The time has come for me to be,

Me again,

And to take that one step closer,

Believe in myself,

Forgive myself,

And again step forwards in life.

Chase my happiness,

And again be the man l want to be,

Now, l am one step closer,



I am me.


© Rory Matier 2010

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