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The Final Step

The preliminaries
Are in dreams, with dares,
And risks at the kick-off.

The first step is to begin,
The next is a challengeโ€”
To keep going; the next
Is good advice in badโ€”
Keep failing. Keep trying.
You cannot stop yet,
Not until the final step
And you will know it,
When you are there.



I have been unable to share anything in a while; I had to wish you a happy Christmas.

Blogging has seen me through phases of insanity, sanity and in-betweens. You have been my family and companions through this journey. Thank you.

The ink had become strange to my mind, the strokes had turned crude; life became hard, thinking, breathing, sleeping, became a challenge. But writing was my safe haven when I saw little in my heart and felt little in the world that was homely. I have since found peace between the pages.

Last year, my son was an awaited guest; this year, he will be oblivious of his first Christmas. Next year, he will be two, almost three years oldโ€”o’, guide us, God, that we make good use of what little time we have. I want to live so that I can watch him live, and grow so that he has all the room he will need.

Merry Christmas! See you in the next post.

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Benie Langat

Benson Langat is a poet, fiction writer, and freelancer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry. Benie is a dad and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

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