Step Follows Step

A Free Verse

By Simply Shelby

Step follows step

Just as hope follows courage

I follow my Captain

Every mile

The poignant stench of blood

Fills the air

But step follows step

Just as hope follows courage

He charges ahead

I follow behind

Just as step follows step

And hope follows courage

My Captain falls to the snow

Wounded and bleeding

My step follows his step

So hope follows courage

Vibrant crimson shines

Against gleaming snow

Step follows step

So hope follows courage

He cries out in pain

I kneel down beside him

My step follows his step

I am hope; he is courage

The vigil is long

But in the morning he rises

My step follows his step

And hope follows courage

Once again

Step follows step

Just as hope follows courage

I follow my Captain

Every mile