Chance is Another Word

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Chance is another word
It’s another way of saying
All the failures I haven’t yet had
Opportunity knocks, knocks hard
I’m dropped on my butt
Fate’s just a flavor of bad

Chance is another word
A promise life likes to make
A lie to be taken back
But I just keep coming
Glutton for punishment
All good sense that I lack

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar Ana Cristina

    I love when my stuff inspires sequels from you! I especially like the second stanza.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    A bit of a pessimistic look at chance, to oppose Ana’s. The yang to her ying. Or whichever one is which. I like the last line best. and I’m still trying to think of a time opportunity has knocked me on my butt..

  3. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    Well isn’t somebody just the ideal optimist.
    Like Elsha said, I’m liking the contrast with Ana’s poem

  4. Avatar One Time, One Chance

    “All good sense that I lack”
    I like that line!
    As everyone above me said – I love the contrast with Ana’s poem. Good stuff!

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I am in love with possibility Infatuated with chance It’s the might-have-been’s And could-I-do’s That excite me Propelling ...

Chance [another obscenely short poem] by Ana Cristina

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