Friday, November 21, 2014

"Stepping Stones"--By Colan Hiatt--United States

"Stepping Stones"

Sometimes our plotted course in life
Is altered by a sudden turn
The days routine, must then give way
A new approach, we have to learn

It's never pleasant at the time
We could permit despair to reign
But a greater burden then we'd know
Just added stress, and increased pain

A better way it seems to me
Just use the fragments that abide
To buoy us to a higher plane
The issue then, is thrust aside

Life doesn't always give it's best
Even though so hard we try
A learning process can be found
Amid a task that would defy

So take courage when turmoil prevails
Remember that you're not alone
When mountains loom across our way
just let them be a "Stepping Stone"

Colan Hiatt resides in Mt. Airy, NC. with his wife. A retired electronic technician, he has been writing for several years. Most all the poetry, is derived from observing "down-to-earth" events that occur around us. A personal "mini-story" is often associated with the majority of compositions. Usually a metaphor is found with spiritual implications that portray God as the ultimate solution to life's problems. To direct the reader to this "Source", is the desired goal.


  1. Well said, Colan. Life can become a maize of turns and yet when we think about it, it is definitely the greatest learning tool and how we become who we are. Your advice is wise and heartfelt......... it is wonderful to read you here on this Whispers venue! Sheri /

  2. Wonderful poem Colan. It reminds me of the saying, "When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade!" We should leap over hurdles rather than trip over them in life. There is a profound scriptural principle conveyed in your poem that I abide by daily. Thank you for an encouraging, well written message! ~Chris

  3. This is such good advice. I think I didn't heed it until I was "very" mature! Thank you for capturing a profound lesson in poetic form. Great work.

  4. Dear Colon, I really liked your well written rhyming poem that gives excellent advice. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Sincerely Charlene.

  5. Colan,
    A wonderful poem expressing such eloquent thoughts. Well said and Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  6. Nice work, Colan. A joy to read. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (