Second Chances

How quickly lives can change,
And how those decisions and judgements of the past can come calling.
Some made in haste
Some not
Some made with feeling
Some that were not
Some we stuck with
Some we could not
Some that brought joy
But some that did not.
And for those we must atone

So fragile is our human ego.
We speak brave words to others
Yet to ourselves,
In the quiet times,
And ever so humbly
We question ourselves.
Where is it I am going?
Where is it I have come from?
How will people read my life?
When will it be over?
Maybe tonight?
And if so,
What is it I leave behind?

In the cold and dark of loneliness
In that place you have no hand to hold,
Or a shoulder for leaning,
Where will you turn?
When those decisions made in haste,
Their results now laid out before you
Come calling,
Will you find comfort?
And if offered a second chance,
Where all can be made good again,
Or at least the possibility,
Will you take it?
For some such a leap of faith is beyond their grasp,
But for others,
Which shall you choose?
I choose change.

© 2009, Tim (P) Prendeville


3 responses to this post.

  1. just a point of clarification … The “arrogance comment” was made in relation to a line that used to be in this piece … but, as with any of my work, it is always “evolving” … and I have since changed that part.

  2. I guess there’s always an explanation for any kind of behavior pattern … inner uncertainty being an explanation for arrogance is as good as any I suppose … thanks for stopping by … Tim

  3. Arrogance always has a flip side of inner uncertainty, I find.

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