Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Keith Wright, iG. Roscoe, iT.W. Fendley, iWambui Bahati, iBill Johnson, iSandi Schraut, iScott Boyd, i
  Home > Philosophy > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

D.L. Carroll

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 59 titles
· 262 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Jul, 2007

   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools

· Sir Licksalot & The Arctic Fools

· Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools

· Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools

· Interview with D.L. Carroll

· 12 Days of Acts of Kindness

· 12 Fun Facts

· Evolution of the Sir Licksalot Series

· Evolving Thoughts

· Divine Compassion

· I Dont Know Your Name, but I Do Care

· I Love You, But I Am Not In Love With You...

· Remember Me

· Hey Tweens! Could you make it going to school in the 1980’s?

· Pause

· Advice

· Disposition

· Rear-View Mirror

· Peace of Mind

· Accepting Yourself

· Criticism

· Vision

· Bucket List

· Dreams

         More poetry...
· Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools - Best Of The Year 2014

· Press Release - Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools

· 5th Grade Class Recommends The Series

· Walden West Science School Embraces The Arctic Fools

· Sir Licksalot & The Arctic Fools Officially Releases With Honors

· Sir Licksalot Series in the Local News

· Contest - Enter NOW!

D.L. Carroll, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  Pain or Gain
by D.L. Carroll
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan

Recent poems by D.L. Carroll
•  Pause
•  Advice
•  Disposition
•  Rear-View Mirror
•  Peace of Mind
           >> View all 42

Why is it that I fear,

What I hold most dear.

Its starts by chance,

with a simple glance.

Then a smile and a wink,

Makes me stop and think.

What is this interest in me?

I’m plenty happy being free.


All the attention,

Leads to consideration.

A glance can lead to a dance,

A wink can lead to a drink,

Maybe if I give into the smile,

This can last more than a little while.


I hesitate and deliberate,

Do I really want to date?

There will be pain

But then again, much to gain


I decide to wave,

Wondering if I forgot to shave.

Nervousness sets in,

And so it begins.


Friends open the gate,

And he asks me on a date.

As we talk and share,

We become acutely aware,

With that little friendly shove,

We have a chance to discover love.



Don't give into the fear of pain

as it will hamper your ability to gain!









Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/13/2008
Love is a gamble no matter how we look at it but then again so is getting up each morning and facing the world. We could stay in bed but eventually our minds and bodies would stagnate and starve. So when love comes along feast...worry about the indigestion later.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/12/2008
I love the rhyme in this...not a word was wasted. The last lines so wise.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/12/2008

The rhyme and flow was as smoothe as the experience. Peace, Love and Blessings, Paul.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/11/2008
Wise words phrased so delicately....

Be always safe,

Books by
D.L. Carroll

Sir Licksalot & The Bay Fools

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Sir Licksalot & The Arctic Fools

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Sir Licksalot & The Island Fools

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Sir Licksalot & The Maverick Fools

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Nook, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

  1. Life Is Like A Shooting Star (A Sonnet)
  2. Determination
  3. Make Your Choice
  4. Sweet 16 Birthday Words of Wisdom
  5. People Lie
  6. The Concept of Odd/Even is a Philosophical
  7. Pause
  8. A Lesson in Humanity
  9. Hail Caesar...
  11. Our Ship
  12. Branching Out
  13. Forgiveness
  14. Real Women Have Curves
  15. Pessimism
  16. Snow Flakes
  17. Am I Worthy
  18. Justice vs. Injustice…
  19. Non-conformist
  20. Clearing my Mind...

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.