You have to learn to dance life’s moves
to do it right and find your groove.
Prepare to dodge, to kick and flow
’cause life will dictate where to go.

You take one step to start your day,
but be prepared for ‘come what may’.
It’s two steps forward, three steps back –
the way of life, just learn the knack.

Not hard to learn, go with the flow,
just learn the steps, it’s back and fro.
Take two steps now, move sure and free,
but be prepared to go back three.

Now sometimes you can beat the score,
’cause life will let you get to four.
But be prepared, it’s very rare
that life will let you stay right there.

Just when you think you’ve learned life’s dance,
the rules will change – a game of chance.
You’ll find the dance moves change again,
you’ll wind up where you were back then.

You think you have knots in that rope,
but they give way, you learn to cope.
Remember when you get off track …
it’s two steps forward, three steps back.

© 2019, Barb Henson. All rights reserved.

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Barb Henson
I love to read and swim, even more I love to write poetry. I love challenges and I write to let people know they are not alone in this world they travel in. God is a big part of my life and has been since the day He stopped me from trying to end it.
Two Steps Forward
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3 thoughts on “Two Steps Forward

  • March 24, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Hi Barb

    Another very good story in a poem. “Go with the flow” is what I try to do because I think it’s the only way. I hope there are not to many steps back and we move forward always.


  • November 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Barb

    Another great piece of poetry with a top story to tell. Not a word out of place that I can see.

    You are so right with your content here about 2 forward and 3 back steps. I certainly know how that is, but we keep trying to advance and get on with it.


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