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Chance And Change

Rating: 5.0

For one ruined in love, the old status quo
Offers comfort of a kind tho' cold.
Suffering neglect, your heart is a wreck,
Yet one's vow demands payment of debt.

Honorbound to see old promises through,
Despite the cost and the loss, you do.
For years it's been wrong, and forever's so long,
Wanting to be held, to be known, to belong.

Chances to let go, to be free and to know
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Ben Gieske 11 November 2007

Beautiful. Reads very smoothly. I enjoyed all the rhymes within the lines with the ending words.

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Margaret Alice 12 April 2007

Your accomplished writing belies the impression created by your biographical information that you cannot write poetry - a very wise observation beautifully presented! Kind regards, Margaret.

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Not a member No 4 04 February 2007

I could hedge around this one all day, because knowing what the heart wants is a truly tricky business. Sometimes you have to cross the threshold to discover it, and often the result is a shocking surprise. But for those who know where their heart lies, or who are enduring this kind of situation, this very finely crafted poem offers the soundest advice. xx jim

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Scarlett Treat 01 November 2006

Somewhere, I once read that 'the more things change, the more they stay the same.' And truth be told, we settle for the boredom of what we know, and long for the unknown (or faintly remembered!) We long for love that was, and settle for the love that is (forgetting that the two are one and the same, only different.) Well written, Little Spirit.

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Anna Russell 01 November 2006

Straight from the page to my heart - you got me! Hugs Anna xxx

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Will Barber 31 October 2006

A poignant and courageous write. The language is beautiful, the message very complex.

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M S 30 October 2006

you slew me with this one, Little Spirit

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R H 28 October 2006

Powerful and passionate Esther, this one really moved me....Justine.

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Sandra Fowler 25 October 2006

Nice musical flow to this one.Excellent write, Esther. Warm regards, Sandra

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Brian Dorn 24 October 2006

Wow, great write, Esther! I wouldn't change a thing (about the poem) ... absolutely perfect! Brian

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