Every expert was once a beginner
When learning to ride a bicycle, I got hurt a number of times
My leg has the marks to tell the story
Forbes.com quotes Thomas Edison as saying he failed 10,000 times before perfecting the incandescent light bulb
Who am I to quit learning to ride just because I have some few bruises on my legs
In his book “Think And Grow Rich”, Napoleon Hill claimed that you can achieve that which you put your mind to
I cannot say I am an expert at riding bicycle but I can ride as far as I want to, and that was the aim of learning
Yes, I know I have failed you and if I am to be honest, you have failed me too
But if we would try again, I would be a happy man
Forbes’ quote of Thomas Edison actually reads
“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work…”
I have not failed to express my love to you, I have succeeded in finding how not to go about it
So if we would try again, if we would give this love another try
I know I wouldn’t play with your heart, I wouldn’t play with your time
If we would try again, I will be the first to reach out to you
I will make it a priority to know how you are
Whether it is through text, or chat, or call, I will constantly chat you
I will support you in all your endeavors with little to no complaining
I will not try trapping you in my world
But I will allow you to roam freely in yours
And we will meet at the intersection
On some days, we will go out together
On other days, I’ll be indoors while you roam the world
But there will not be days that I will force you to stay indoors with me, or alone
If we would try again, I will use every ounce of strength in me to ensure we remain together forever
Like Thomas Edison, I want to try again
I know I can achieve that which I put my mind to
So this is me asking for another chance
Knowing all too well that if you will allow me, I will do all I can to make us happy
I love you, and being apart these past few days hasn’t changed that
If we would try again, with all the knowledge we have gathered, there wouldn’t be any further trials
Because this will be our last trial
This will be our “happily ever after”

By Kwame Obeng

STEPHEN OKERAKU OBENG (KWAME OBENG) is a Ghanaian poetry and story writer. Since his childhood, Kwame has been a big lover of fictional love stories and has resorted to writing, to promote the course of love in real life.

2 thought on “If We Would Try Again”
  1. Woow you know what? I just like the transition from quoting things unrelated to love into love. I was like this guy is not talking about love today then ‘zeem’ I just entered into the unthinkable.
    Applause for that. I like the switch.

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