Amera Andersen

Rookie (12/03/81 / New Jersey)

One Last Chance - Poem by Amera Andersen

it’s cold out here, yet the fire looks warm
painful, hungry feelings envelope me
for I’m left outside, in this raging storm
one last chance, hear my cry; hear my plea

painful, hungry feelings envelope me
for through your window, I see what I lost
one last chance, hear my cry; hear my plea
I’ve wandered astray at a terrible cost

for through your window, I see what I lost
knowing the cure is behind your locked door
I’ve wandered astray at a terrible cost
please give back to me our love from before

knowing the cure is behind your locked door
I see the warm hearth and the embers aglow
please give back to me our love from before
I’ve changed my ways, I want you to know

I see the warm hearth and the embers aglow
so unlock your soul and give back your heart
I’ve changed my ways, I want you to know
I’m totally yours for just a new start

so unlock your soul and give back your heart
for I’m left outside, in this raging storm
I’m totally yours for just a new start
it’s cold out here and yet the fire looks warm


Author Notes:

Pantoum

The Pantoum is a simple form yet more difficult to compose than the sestina. It is far more repetitive, for its defining rules are ABAB stanzas of four lines each, and the second and fourth lines of one stanza become the first and third of the next. It can be any number of stanzas long, but the ending line must be the same as the first. The result is a poem that takes two steps forward and one step back the entire way through, finally ending on the same note it started.


Comments about One Last Chance by Amera Andersen

  • (7/29/2007 1:35:00 PM)


    Magic your words
    as before so said
    millions of
    well thought words
    in your head
    you have shared
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011


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