Prompt: Begin a story with "There was once a chance I didn't take."
There was once a chance I didn't take
a road I could not travel.
There was once a threat I could not face
a word I could not write.
There was once song I did not sing
for fear my voice would shatter.
There was once a light I could not see
for it was far too bright.
But now I open my eyes to see and after blinking
I can face the threat and sing and write
and the roads are open to my feet.
There was once I chance I didn't take,
but now the chances take me.