Second Chance

Second Chance

 

Whether to be or not to be,

To take a chance on you and me.

What to do or not to do,

A second choice for me and you.

 

Infinite possibilities there,

What to withhold or what to share.

Strands of viable outcomes meet,

Wait your permission before they seek

The path, or strand you then will take.

The random choice that’s now your fate

 

So trembling stand at crossroad, ready,

Deep breath, gather thoughts to steady

Inner fears that question choice.

Doubting Thomas, the loudest voice.

Sum of all the knocks before,

Unlovely memories sure to store.

Waiting chance to re-emerge.

When on precipice of choice you verge.

Insidious like a creeping worm,

Into conscious life they squirm.

To eat away at self esteem,

Beneath the outer shell you seem

Untouched, unlined by life’s pathway, pain,

But deeper dig, we’re all the same.

The needy, unloved, forsaken, broken,

Unwanted, invisible, your words are spoken.

In every line you bare your soul,

Fractured, splintered, far from whole.

 

The same emotions we all feel.

The need to write, the need to heal.

Will someone one day hear your voice?

Will they make that second choice?

Will they see the inner you?

Complex, conflicted varied hue,

A kaleidoscope of choices made,

Paths you’ve trodden straight, or strayed.

The dead ends blindly headed for,

The maze of twists and turns galore.

The straight and narrow, rocky road

Brings burdens light or heavy load.

The scented garden, leafy lane,

The garden path, belies its name.

 

They’re all path choices,

It’s in the air,

Floating free like windswept hair.

It hovers in the balance free,

Do you take that second chance with me?

 

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Jeff Dawson

Mon 31st Aug 2009 21:36

Quite beautiful Yolande, the poems not bad either, go on I will give you a second chance!!

Wonderful words and thoughts, really enjoyed it, and well read, hope to see ya soon Jeff X

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Francine

Tue 18th Aug 2009 16:17

Absolutely love this Yolande!
Have read this several times...
It flows so well with the rhyme...

This verse is my favourite and speaks to the heart of vulnerability...

'Infinite possibilities there,
What to withhold or what to share.
Strands of viable outcomes meet,
Wait your permission before they seek
The path, or strand you then will take.
The random choice that’s now your fate'

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Steven Kenny

Sun 16th Aug 2009 21:57

Hi Yolande!

Thanks for your comments on Being Alone! I really enjoyed your reading of this at the Tudor and it reads just as good on here! Some of those lines resonated a little too close to home for me! Great work! :-)

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 16th Aug 2009 16:34

Most people will relate to this Yolande. Letting go of previous hurts and pains, and moving on is hard for all of us.It`s a leap of faith, and sometimes we dont get it right, but we have to try.
Cate xx

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Dave Bradley

Sun 16th Aug 2009 08:14

Hi Yolande

Welcome to WOL. A good start. This works just as well on the page as it did at the Tudor. You make the reader feel the dilemma of choice - the complexity of possible outcomes, history, emotional hunger and more. Do keep posting

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Isobel

Sat 15th Aug 2009 23:57

A very heartfelt poem Yolande. I understand the background and surrounding scenery to this poem so it speaks to me. You performed this beautifully at the Tudor and Darren was right to comment on your near perfect diction!

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