Outside I see nothing
I hear the sounds
but unknown to me
is what I need to do.

One step, two steps, three steps, stop.
Four steps, five steps, six steps, stop.

There is a bit of light somewhere,
shining ever so lightly
opening as I make each step
and awakening my curiosity.

Seven steps, eight steps, nine steps, stop.

My feet are shake-less
my  hands out stretched
my eyes and ears alert
as the light gains presence
and opens to embrace my frame.

Outside I see something
I hear the sounds
that begin to shape my way
and there I am realizing
what I do in this day.

O. Stephen Peart. 2020 © All rights reserved


O. Stephen is passionate about words and believes that words can Inspire Change, Connect People, Perspectives and their Stories to create new possibilities. A published author and founder for Released Expressions Publishing, he writes daily to experience the power of the written word. He fosters growth through listening and learning to shape perspectives and bridging ideas.

He believes every individual can attain their full potential by Starting with a Word. O. Stephen is leading a movement to inspire people to Release their own Expressions. It is this vision that drives him daily to see others realize their superpower and deliver at work, home and play every day.

An avid Toastmaster and a member of the Toronto Writer’s Collective (TWC), O. Stephen carries his badge as a Mental Health Advocate. These offer him the motivation to stay grounded and be committed to serving the community. He is a dad to two (2) amazing girls. He is driven each day to live a life of gratitude and that’s just how he seeks to end each chapter. #1T518

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