Day 5 of my poetry challenge began with a puzzle game where I had to decipher a famous quote. The quote was “In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took”, by Frasier Crane. This then inspired today’s poem.
The chances I didn’t take
Where do I begin my account
Of all the opportunities missed
Of instruments dropped at an early age
Of language classes not taken seriously
Of tennis lessons too lazy to pursue
Of tutor’s hour spent moaning and groaning
Of scholarships tossed to the side
Of late night parties too tired to attend
Of birthday celebrations that will come again next year
Of love letters too afraid to send
Of first dates too boring to be the one
Of job opportunities too far to commute
Of chances too risky to take
Thank you for reading.