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Take a Chance

You stand there facing me,
just a mere few feet away,
and ask me to close the distance,
but somehow I cannot meet you halfway.

I see all these people around me,
who start the ride with smiles and chatter.
But then it all goes downhill,
and I watch as their hearts quickly shatter.

Then they’re left all alone,
sitting quietly but crying hard,
too weak to stand up again
and try to pick up all the shards.

I couldn’t stand if we were to end.
I don’t want to suffer the pain.
I stand with my feel firmly planted on the ground
as I struggle to find a good way to explain.

I finally compare this all to gravity,
feeling as if I’m so very clever,
because what goes up must come down.
Nothing stays good forever.

I slowly look up into your eyes,
expecting to see you turn around.
But instead you take one step closer,
and your gaze keeps me from looking down.

I understand if you’re scared.
The first step is always the hardest.
The courage you use that one instant
will carry you through the rest.

Nothing comes without a price,
and you may not have money to pay.
But if you know it’s worth it,
you’ll always find a way.

Neither of us if psychic;
there’s no assurance it won’t break.
But there’s always a way to fix it,
whether it’s glue, or love, or tape.

The best we can do is take a chance
and trust each other to make it through.
If you promise to take my hand,
I’ll promise to always be your glue.

As I take a shaky step forward,
you repeat to ease my doubts:
All we can do is take a chance
and believe it’ll all work out.

I finally realize this now
as I listen to our laughter,
that without a once upon a time,
there is no happily ever after.





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sarah98This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 5, 2013 at 10:16 am
this was so fantastic! the rhymes were clever and the rhthym flowed and the last two lines were perfection!!!!
 
so_joy said...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 11:12 am
Amazing work! I truly love it! You are so talented!! It would mean a lot if you looked at my work and let me know what you think. Thanks!
 
jettabug This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:14 am
Wow, this is amazing. GREAT JOB! This is really touching. I especially love your last stanza. Amazing job!!!
 
Captain-Hiroshi-Yatsu-Chugi said...
Nov. 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm
gereat job princess!! kep it up! ^_^
 
PrincessSparkleStar said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm
If you guys like my poem, please vote for it? :)
 
PrincessSparkleStar said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Thank you so much! And thank you for reading it :)
 
LinkinPark12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Oh wow! I love this! Cannot find a fault! :) Please keep writing!
 
XxInsaneSmileyxX said...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Wow! This is amazing! I love the rythmn, and just the entire poem in itself! My favorite stanzas are "Nothing comes without a price,
and you may not have money to pay.
But if you know it’s worth it,
you’ll always find a way.

Neither of us if psychic;
there’s no assurance it won’t break.
But there’s always a way to fix it,
whether it’s glue, or love, or tape."   Just the sound of these are co... (more »)
 
PrincessSparkleStar replied...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm
Aw that you so much! It really really means a lot :)
 
PrincessSparkleStar replied...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm
Whooopss i meant thank :)
 
punky_nichole.thatsme said...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm
omg! i really love ur poem you have a real talent and i sincerely pray that you take your talent really far(:
 
PrincessSparkleStar replied...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Thank you so very much!! I hope so because I really enjoy it! :)
 
Gecko said...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm
FANTASTIC! that's all i have to say.
 
PrincessSparkleStar replied...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm
Haha thank you!!
 
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