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Sometimes we want to stay where we are.

It’s warm and comfortable, there is no reason to change.

Content, no desire to travel too far or to be a star.

At peace with no desire to broaden your range.


Moments in time all have something in common.

That is ,they never last.

You must always move on.

Those moments become your past.


You always have to take the next step.

Life is a demanding task master.

It cares not for how much you’ve wept.

It drags you along faster and faster.


Desperately we cling to those happy times

For some few and far between

For some there’s many happy rhymes

But for all not enough are heard or seen.


Hang on to the memories but move along.

Hang on to the memories they are your past.

Hang on to the memories they are your song.

Hang on to the memories make them last.


Memories and moments gone so fast.

Take that next step with passion and hope.

Cling to life and paint your own past.

With fire and zeal and an artist’s scope.


Take the next step, your canvas is blank.

You are the artist , inspiration you seize

It’s all up to you and a God you can thank

For helping you paint your own masterpiece.


By Luke Oct 4th 2008






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Reviewed by pat medlin
such a beaautiful inspring write larry or is it luke? i especially like ,life is a demanding task master' driving you along whether one wants to take the next step or not...
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
And... It's AWESOME that we have so many opportunities!
Pondering these wisdom-filled thoughts, as life moves on! and memories need to be made!
Love this poem Larry!
Warmest of Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady SHEExooo

STay Positive! Through the warmth of your inner serenity!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I send greetings to Poet Larry D. Matthews, the author of "THE NEXT STEP".

It is pleasing and enriching to read a poem that honors the language, inspires, stimulates, and leads the reader to the creative fields of the mind.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Such wise thoughts wonderfully expressed. Thank you for this.
Blessings J'nia
Reviewed by John Domino

You are a very inspirational writer. A thought provoking piece of poetry. By the way, I am a Christan too and I do prison ministry. See more at my website. Thanks Luke! JMD
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Truly touching and awesome. Best wishes, Bonnie
Reviewed by Linda Settles
A wonderful poem about ambition with the right priorities. Move on. Create a memory. Hang on. Be all you can be.

Awesome piece, Larry. And I love the pic. It fits.

Linda Settles
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Take the next step, your canvas is blank.

You are the artist , inspiration you seize

It’s all up to you and a God you can thank

For helping you paint your own masterpiece.

Oh my God Larry..I needed to read has set my mind heart and soul on fire..indeed I must move on..
Thank you!!

Reviewed by Glenda Bixler
Comment: Indeed! Take the next step, for we never know where it will lead! Ah...but the present, sometimes, is fun too!
Reviewed by Jennifer Christian
A very thoughtful reflection on life. Another well said, and another keep moving forward with your best.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
wonderful and inspiring write
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