To each his own. To me my own.

Iterum occasió

I’ve written about second chances more than one time, so you’re likely already aware of my deep appreciation of them. The dear fella by the name of Shawn B. over at Happy Publishing frequently brightens the days of many with his website dedicated to inspirational quotations and poems. The one posted yesterday captured my attention, and heart.

The following was posted January 17, 2001 on www.happypublishing.com. Feel free to check the site out if you get a chance…

The Second Chance

We may not have the means at hand
To change a circumstance.
But we may gain, to our relief,
A welcome second chance–

A chance to prove that we will try,
With all our might and main,
To change our ways, to right some wrong,
And pull our weight again.

So let us thank the generous folk
Who overlook our lapse,
And put their trust in our success,
Where once we failed, perhaps.

The second chance can bright results
The first one to outweigh,
For in the meantime we have learned
A little more each day.

-Anna Hayward

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2 responses

  1. I like the poem. Second chances, thirds, and fourths, if necessary, are a blessing in life. Thank you for sharing, Bonnie…

    January 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

    • Bonnie

      You’re so right, Carol Ann. They are a true blessing. Thanks for your sweet comment, and blessings to you, dear friend.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:27 pm

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