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Poem: Yearning for a Chance

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Pieces Of Me" by 3 Doors Down


"Yearning For A Chance"

Tormented with his past
opening only closed doors,
living within secrets
no one can decipher,
wanting to walk a different path.

Yearning for a chance
to fill his empty heart,
hoping he is the man
her heart aches for on lonely nights.

Walking in the door she left ajar
he feels his shadow disappear,
realizing tomorrow is a new beginning
for his tired heart.

He feels a closeness
as he holds her tight
hoping he can break free,
letting him take the chance
to travel the road he missed.

"Chance Worth Taking" by Mitchell Tenpenny



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:


She left the door ajar....the rest is in his hands.

Thanks for reading.

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2020:

She left the door open, eh? Lovely!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:


It is hard to take a chance when it comes to love.

Maybe thats why some only walk through closed doors.

Hope this new year is finding you in good health.

It is a cold day here and I dread going outdoors.

But this is only one day...tomorrow will be different.

Thanks again.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 08, 2020:

Brenda, this poem resonates within me. It's so hard to open up and take the chance to love.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 07, 2020:


So delighted you appreciate this one!

I was secretly hoping you would.

Have a great day!

Rosina S Khan on January 07, 2020:

Now this poem is written from the perspective of a gentleman who realizes his mistakes and hopes for another chance for traveling the road he missed. Purely romantic. I love it. May God bless you, Brenda!

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