If Given the Chance & On Further Reflection

A Poem By Anna // 3/9/2010

Part 1
If given the chance, if given the chance
If given the chance, I’m sure it would work
We don’t talk alike, but I’m sure I can change
We don’t think alike, but I’m sure I’ll fix that.
We don’t like things alike, but I’m sure I’ll learn.
We don’t look alike—now that may be a problem.
But I’m sure, if given the chance, we’ll get around it.
If given the chance, if given the chance,
If given the chance, could I be like you?
Part 2
On further reflection
I realize how crazy I sound.
On further reflection
I discover I’m surely wrong.
On further reflection,
I feel extremely silly.
No two people were ever less alike,
On further reflection.
Let’s compromise.
May I ask you
To love me the way I am?
…On further reflection,
I don’t think I’ll ask.

Comments

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What's it mean, exactly?  I almost got it, and then I lost it.

Bridget | Tue, 03/09/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Confusing, but in a good way.

I really, really like the sound this. And I love it's confusingness. It makes me want to read it all day. ^.^

kit-kat | Wed, 03/10/2010

:)

I don't find it confusing. I like it, and you make a wonderful point. :) 

Kyleigh | Wed, 03/10/2010

Yay, Kyleigh got it... heh

Yay, Kyleigh got it... heh heh.

I'm curious to know how you interpret it.

Anna | Wed, 03/10/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

That was so interesting! I

That was so interesting! I think I might get it. Great job!

BTW, I love your Ferb picture.

Erin | Wed, 03/10/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I also got it. Very nice.

I also got it. Very nice.

Ezra | Thu, 03/11/2010

"There are no great men of God. There are only pitiful, sorry men whose God is great beyond measure." - Paul Washer [originally Jonathan Edwards]

aww

So marvelous. I got it. It's very cool. Love the rhythm

Keri | Fri, 03/12/2010

Re-reading this, I get it.

Re-reading this, I get it. Lovely, Anna.

Erin | Sat, 03/13/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I think I got it...

...I think.  Interesting thought progression.

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"I think, therefore I am."
-- Some nutty philospher of yesterday who was trying to figure out if he really existed or not

James | Mon, 03/15/2010

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

aw

If they're about what I think they're about, then they made me kind of sad. :(

But otherwise I really like them!

jemiteaser | Mon, 03/15/2010

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A hero is a hero, but everyone loves a great villain - Ferb

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