Second Chance

If we could have a second chance

to go back to the days of yore

what events would we experience again

and what events would we explore?

If we could have a second chance

to go back to the past

what mistakes would we rectify

and what mistakes would we lambaste?

If we could have a second chance

to experience life again

how would we rewrite our life’s stories

to learn better from pleasure and pain?

If we could have a second chance

to start our relationship once more

we would make amends and changes,

and we would always have rapport.

If we could have a second chance

to use the knowledge we have gained

we would be wise at last

according to what God has ordained.

We cannot retrace the steps of the past

that we have already gone through,

but today and tomorrow bring a second chance

for us to try anew.

I am a Christian writer who uses the gifts and hard work of writing to express my faith and to share messages about God with others. Writing to me is about creating messages about my experiences and the life we have in our relationship with God. Writing poetry for me began in 2004, when I was looking for a poem to send out for Christmas and I could not find anything suitable. As a result, I began to write Prayers to Jesus Christ, which was my very first poem. Then I began to write poetry about life, love, time, family, special occasions and other topics like gardening. God then inspired me with a desire to write about an inexhaustible topic, Him - His love, forgiveness, mercy, power, and His daily help and presence in our lives! The context of my writing is not limited to poetry alone, but also short stories. The creativity of writing is a necessity to me, as it allows me to express my relationship with God and to share my faith with people in order that their lives can be touched and transformed in a special way as they read the messages I have written. I pray that through my writings that God will be honoured through all that I write and that those who read my poetry will be touched by the hope Jesus brings into our lives.