That second chance…

Someone once said, “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” That’s so true. Nobody’s perfect. Each of us have our own flaws, our own scars that have not completely healed. We’re like that mirror, broken and put back together. Some of the cracks can be seen very clearly.

If someone leaves at the first sign of that crack, that wound, that imperfection that’s so real to us, it’s painful. Be it love, marriage or friendship, that relationship had memories associated with it. Moments which were shared between two hearts that could be savored for a lifetime. When that someone walks away without giving a second chance, it pricks. That hurts more when they leave without telling us what it was that made them leave. Yes, they don’t need to give explanations. But that closure would help. What if that something could have been solved? Wouldn’t it have been worth solving? Forget relationships. Even life itself. Losing belief in something or someone’s ability at the first sight of failure doesn’t make sense. Second chances are important. Nothing and no one remains the same every time. There might be something positive that one learns from the first time that aids that second chance to be more successful, to help feel that yes, there’s something there worth holding on to.

That second chance can become a fresh beginning. Believing in second chances, and being open to sharing, accepting and forgiving those mistakes and flaws, makes all the difference.


Not writing is sometimes an epidemic one that spreads and takes you down for good. To counter this virus, Bhavs and I have decided to blog on the same theme every Sunday. Today we are writing on Second Chances. Feeling inspired? We’d love to read your point of view as well.


(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
9th July, 2017)

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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6 thoughts on “That second chance…

  1. Yeah….You’re so right. But you know, some people wound you beyond healing. In such case, all you can do is forget and forgive. Giving another chance may not always be possible. That apart, yes second chances are very necessary, but only to those whom you trust.
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    • Yeah, Ishi. Some wounds run deeper. I know that by experience. It takes a long time to forget or forgive, but as you say, that’s all we can do, I suppose. Second chances are needed, yes. To those we trust, and to those who may have done that mistake inadvertently.

  2. True, second chances are important. Everybody makes mistakes, and many a times the mistakes aren’t intentional. We learn from them. We may hurt someone unknowingly too, it is important to clear up and understand the shortcomings of any relationship. There is the saying that every person is going to hurt you, you just need to find the ones worth suffering for. Forgive and forget, we all deserve a second chance. 🙂
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    • Yes. Not intentional indeed, Dashy. 🙂 To let us know, so we may learn from them and not repeat them is important. The relationship becomes more fruitful that way. Forgive and forget.

  3. I love the idea of second chances, because I strongly believe that people are not good or bad, they are just human. Giving someonebab second chance, and seeing the change in them, reinforces my belief in humanity.

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