Thursday, August 25, 2011

Poem: Last Chances


Putting off the call, waiting.
Wanting not to be first.
Thinking there was time,
not knowing this was
the last chance.

Not playing, not now, busy.
Work piled up and much to do.
Watching play out a window
not thinkinig this was
the last chance.

Going to bed so angry, so mad
Making up so far away and
yet certain there was time
so unaware this was
the last chance.

Last chance to reach out.
Last chance to play.
Last chance to say, "I'm sorry"

Last chances scented by faded flowers.
Last chances gilded by flown wings.
Last chances washed in faint laughter.
Last chances.

copyright 2011 Shanyn Silinski

13 comments:

Debbie Dillon said...

Wow - beautifully written and profound. Thank you for this.

Debbie Dillon said...

Almost forgot to tell you how beautiful your blog looks - great job!

Mystic_Mom said...

Debbie - thank you for coming by, and for leaving some love. I found this template and knew it was so me! Tooled leather and coffee :-)

Mike said...

Good poem. Reminds me of a song by Skillet "One Day Too Late" about the fact that waiting to accomplish something may be too late to have an effect on the world for the better. Thank God for redeeming the time though when we just missed our opportunity.

Mystic_Mom said...

Mike thanks for stopping by, and I'm going to have to find that song! God is wonderful about redeeming time isn't He?

jen revved said...

You know I enjoyed this, shanyn-- thanks for all of your help w/ the meme--xxxj

LivingforGod said...

I enjoyed your poem. It's a great reminder that we should not take our time with loved ones and opportunities to reach out for granted.

Here is the link to my poem: http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/2009/08/complete-in-christ.html .

Timoteo said...

A needed reminder for all.

Mystic_Mom said...

Jenne - you are welcome! I love the Meme and all the poets who come. It's wonderful! I love that you loved this one! Prompts can be a real challenge sometimes!

Living for God - thank you for coming by and sharing your thoughts. I agree - we have to cherish our moments! Loved your poem.

Mystic_Mom said...

Timoteo - thanks for coming by and I agree, it is something we forget way too often. Glad to see you here.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

reflective and smart thoughts shared.

Hello, how are you?


Glad to land in your lovely land of wonders. Excellent talent!

Hope all is well.

Appreciated your support to The Gooseberry Garden, your inputs add light to our place, we would love to see you around weekly…

Random piece or old ones are welcome too.

Bless you.
Happy End of August.
Hope to see you around!
xoxox

Mystic_Mom said...

Gooseberry, great to have found you. Will be around more for sure, thanks for coming by and leaving some love.

Mel said...

Beautiful! Last chances are so hard...

Blessings,
Mel
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