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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!!!!
 
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so_joyThis 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...
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!
 
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jettabugThis 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. 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!!!
 
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Captain-Hiroshi-Yatsu-ChugiThis 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...
Nov. 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm:
gereat job princess!! kep it up! ^_^
 
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PrincessSparkleStar said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm:
If you guys like my poem, please vote for it? :)
 
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PrincessSparkleStar said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm:
Thank you so much! And thank you for reading it :)
 
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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!
 
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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 :)
 
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punky_nichole.thatsmeThis 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...
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! :)
 
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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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