Chances Are Poem by Subroto Chatterjee

Chances Are

Rating: 5.0

Should I write? I’m afraid I will,
I twirl my pen in a complex ride
As I sit on my window-sill,
to forget how my dreams have died.

Yippies and rock stuck in a groove;
Winning and losing come at a price;
It’s now or never: make your move –
Champions rule at the roll of the dice.

When business is booming and nothing is wrong,
The laidback and failed will rue their day;
Where people are singing Mammon’s song,
The desperate ones are keen to play.

Chances are you have a road to take;
Chances are you have a story to tell;
Chances are you will make or break;
Chances are you have a chance in hell.

If chance was a dance down the cobbled street;
I’d daresay we’d meet sometime and retreat
To heartfelt summer and face life’s oncoming autumn;
Loneliness sits at sorrow’s bottom.

I oft played dice in innocent games;
Where childish weapons hath no names;
The growing years have kept me learning:
I live for the moment as my chances are turning.

Copyright © SC
22nd February 2008

Mamta Agarwal 09 April 2009

this is an amazing write.loneliness sits at sorrows bottom- unusual imagery. we have to take our chances, no one got anywhere by sitting on the fence. life is a school, where you learn each moment. 10 Mamta

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Beau Bennett 14 April 2009

Ive seen alot of other people say this already but it is quite nice to read from what seems to be the work of a true poet not that your the only one theres alot here but your very good and refreshing to see these things written in ways other than CAPIN on words like SUICIDE, PAIN, AGONY which im guilty of myself but i hope im not too repetitive lol and way good job and thanks for the great poetic imagery

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Wojja Fink 18 April 2009

A mighty fine poem Subroto..oh the last line......John

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Kesav Easwaran 01 May 2009

Words there dance at your will...i love this write simply for its diction and for the presentation style...and writing poetry is an art more about how expressed than what expressed...beautiful piece...10+

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Rani Turton 01 December 2009

The closing lines sum up the poem well, a very readable write.

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 22 July 2009

Great poem and style, well written and message eloquently conveyed. I love to read poems like these, where the reader feeds on a full meal of literary meat, not getting indigestion from a maze of words where one has to dissect the meaning. A treasure to find and a blessing to read! 10++++

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Nikunj Sharma 13 July 2009

Dada no one has a chance as a poet now that you have rolled you dice today Ican'nt help but say wow to see your poetic skills at play ....

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Surya . 06 June 2009

hey very inspiring poem. is it addressed to the young generation. wonderfull.posted 10 love surya

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Miriam Maia Padua 04 June 2009

superb write...wonderful thoughts...appealing inspiring... i love the flow of words...the thoughts and the impact it gives... an elegant one...sends a feeling of assurance in life.. chances are...for everyone who will act and move to achieve what they want in life... chances are...possible with God's help and man's action.. CHANCES will be more famous in the field of poetry... by your piece..we are encourage to grab all the chances.... 10++++ l♥ vel♥ ts, _maia_

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