You Only Get One Chance

You Only Get One Chance

A Poem by Julio Cesar Ruiz

I wrote this for Jaz's contest but I was planning to write something like this before. the song is If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback.


You are given one chance to live,

And a second life god doesn’t give,

So make sure that you’ve made it count,

And never give up no matter the amount,

Of trouble that comes your way,

Or the things that people say,

Cause this is your first and only chance,

And it can be gone in just a glance,

So tell your friends that you care,

And that for them you’ll always be there,

Cause for them you’ll give it all,

All they have to do is call,

And make sure to tell the one,

The one that everything you’ve done,

For knows what they mean,

And how for them you always dream,

They’re the one you’re dreaming of,

The one your heart chose to love,

Don’t be scared and back down,

Don’t be shy and unrenown,

Be brave I know you can,

Look within for the man,

The man that you’ve become,

The one that made you someone,

The one that she will love,

The one that she’s dreamt of,

And spend each moment in her arms,

Protecting her from all the harms,

And never let her go,

Cause we both know,

That she’s the only one,

And with her life’s just begun,

And without her I know,

That you aren’t willing to go,

So believe me when I say,

That you must treat this as your last day,

Cause I’m not giving you a second chance,

Now go and live life for it can end at first glance.

© 2009 Julio Cesar Ruiz

Author's Note

Julio Cesar Ruiz
Man I love this song and I was soooo happy that I got it. I know that I will do good in this contest though I seemed to have forgotten the rules of the contest but oh well. I always head into things blindly anyways, life's more fun that way.

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Very moving piece. Great piece. Terrific work!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow i really like this
Great Job

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Julio Cesar Ruiz
Julio Cesar Ruiz

Hollister, CA

Damn its been a while since Ive last been on here. well Im back and I plan on udating regurlary from now on, like twice a month if I can, mayb more but it depends on my schedule. .. more..