Common Steps

Within the common steps of our everyday journey
We forget to notice beauty
For our eyes and our dreams deceive us
And compel us to seek beauty in the places beyond reality

Our ideals become a pseudo-sanctuary from the troubles
Of our lives
We must open our eyes to see the truth and the beauty
That surrounds us

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.