One Foot Before The Other

They say, just one step at a time,

One foot, goes before the other.

The results will be sublime.

Just take one step,

And then another.


It may be tough to think like that,

If you’re focused on your goal.

It may not sound like much,

But, it might save your heart and soul.


Lofty goals and great big dreams are nice,

You deserve that in your life.

Feel free to look towards paradise,

Just pace the acquisitions of your strife.


You don’t have to start,

At a flat out sprint.

A fire can smolder in your heart,

By tinder and flint,


Be patient with yourself,

Don’t burn yourself out, too soon.

Be patient with the others too,

Answers prevail when two attune.


Just beware myย dear,

Of those whom seek only to impugn,

And instill fear.


One foot in front of the other,

Just one day at a time.

One day you’re going to get there,

One day you’re going to climb,

Up high from whence you came,

Into another paradigm,

Where life will never,


Be the same.


Just keep stepping,

Even when your legs get tired.

One foot before the other,

That’s the only thing required.


Even if you don’t want to

Or when you feel you can’t.

Even if someone tells you,

Your odds of success are scant.

You hold the power to make it through.


Just step ahead, once more,

Reveal the treasures,

Which lay in store,

They’re pulling at your core.


Just one foot before the other,

One step,

And then,


You may not make it there tomorrow,

But, it’s the direction you must go.

53 thoughts on “One Foot Before The Other

  1. Itโ€™s a very encouraging poem! Some months before I used to treasure the quote โ€œOne Step Ahead, One Step Closerโ€ and I canโ€™t believe someone has actually written a poem with it ๐Ÿ™‚
    We have telepathy I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I donโ€™t know who you are or how you found me but Iโ€™m so glad – because this is…. incredible. What a hypnotic rhythm it has. I am really looking forward to becoming acquainted with your work. Bravo.

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  3. Reblogged this on Writing Despite Computers and Programmes and commented:
    Here is a very lyrical and wonderfully crafted poem by Mathew. Print it out, keep it by your note book or laptop while you are writing your latest project.

    Liked by 2 people

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