Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
Steps are very cheering things, I think.
A laughter than can be no special gift
To me, and may be yours, will come,
To see their broad and regular lift.
So sure they go, step after step,
And always up. The good encouragement
Of railing makes me think that life
Is steps, each one as firm and confident
As these, with help along each side,
Up through the years, all strong and fair and wide,