Marvin Brato Sr

Bronze Star - 2,900 Points (March 2,1960 / Davao City, Philippines)

No Second Chances - Poem by Marvin Brato Sr

When an infant is born,
And his first cry is heard;
It is a jubilant affirmation
That new life just started.
But if such birth is cut short,
There is no second chances.

When man lives longer
And accumulate riches,
Yet do not share a part
Of the pleasures of it;
Then comes sudden death,
There is no second chances.

While man is still alive,
Seeks his hearts' desires.
Satisfying his own caprices,
And steps on another toes
Crushing the pride of others;
Rampage will kill the bliss,
There is no second chances.

A second chance...
Is another time to correct misdeeds.
It is good only if such chance is given,
But what if the man you have wronged
Becomes broke, vengeful and suicidal;
And said ' No second chances for you! '

Comments about No Second Chances by Marvin Brato Sr

  • (1/29/2008 2:47:00 PM)

    This is a thought provoking poem. There are times where no second chances exists. I hope we have the wisdom to recognize when this is not true. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/15/2007 8:31:00 PM)

    Sad and true, as sometimes we don't realize the effects of our actions until is too late to repair. Thanks for sharing such an important issue, and great reminder to always pay attention to what we say and do and how it might affect others. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2007 7:47:00 AM)

    fabulous, truth, candor and heat (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2007 6:02:00 PM)

    I absolutly love this poem. Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2007 9:42:00 AM)

    To forgive is sometimes very difficult...We need to treasure life more not just in its beginning...You remind me of that with your beautiful poem Thank you
    Wishing you joy
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  • (8/7/2007 8:38:00 AM)

    Marvin I enjoyed the read although I believe in reincarnation so we do get another chance to correct our mistakes (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2007 10:01:00 PM)

    I am thankful that i was given the chance to read this piece..or else, i dont have the second chance..right, friend? cheers to you! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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