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Below is the poem entitled Next Time which was written by poet Richard Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Next Time

Next time
We will have more time
To sit
To laugh
Share our secrets
Talk about our yesterdays
Dream of our tomorrows

Next time
I will be more patient
Less critical
I will only see the good
The best of you
I will cherish your laughter
See beyond what I need

Next time
I will celebrate
Stand up and cheer
Marvel at your skill
Brag about you
Yes you
Your accomplishments
Your spirit
I will be proud
I will be the loudest in the room

Next time
I will not be distracted
By so many things
I will ignore the cell phone
Put down the remote control
Turn off my computer

Next time
Will be here and now
Today
Yes today
I see you
I am with you
In this moment
For this hour
For this day
In this way
This is our time
Take my hand
Sit with me
No 
Do you really have to go
I understand

Next time!

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:09:00 AM
    You are right, in this modern busy world there are far too many 'next times' and not enough 'this time'. Whatever happened to sitting on the porch with a glass of tea, watching flowers grow, and talking to each other completely in the moment?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/10/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree, I actually wrote a poem called "Porch Life" not posted here but it does deal with the magic of sitting back and enjoying the moment.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:19:00 AM
    a sense of anticipation running through this excellent pen Richard next time sometimes never comes and you convey this well love it Shadow x smile

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/10/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow. I hope you are making excellent use of your time.
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Too much of that in this world, my old fashioned mind says, dear Richard. A very deep write, but missed opportunities don't really come back with the same glow. But I get philosophical with everything, so just ignore my two pence:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The point of writing this one was to help people realize there may be no next times. All the wishes in the world can't bring back those lost moments.
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Very enjoyable thoughts with meaningful message, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. Ram.
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 12:16:00 PM
    a delightful piece penned really beautiful

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt...and pants. I know this feeling all too well. We can only hope for a 2nd time around. Excellent message.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/9/2013 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Wonderful, Richard....absolutely wonderful....Unfortunately, some missed opportunities make that next time hard to come by...........

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 10/9/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hear you Eileen! Hugs Rick.