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LyraLynne

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Was born in a small US town and has always loved reading and writing. Was inspired by JK Rowling to start writing. Was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and went through chemotherapy in 2015. All is good now. Loves fall and winter and their holidays.

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Quotes to remember:
“The sky’s only the limit if you don’t believe you can make it to the stars.” -Me

"Everyone is an independent snowflake so get over it." -Me

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." -C.S. Lewis

My writing blog is lyralynnewriting.weebly.com if you want to go check that out. :)

Oddly Enough...

February 8, 2019

The odds of becoming
President of the United States
Are about 1 in 10 million

The odds of getting
Struck by lightning
Are about 1 in 170,000

The odds of winning
The powerball lottery
Are 1 in 175 million.

251 babies are born per minute.
105 people die per minute.
150 people die each year
By falling
Coconuts.

These are the labels
Society puts on people

1 in 11.5 million people get attacked by a shark.
1 in 113 people die from car crashes.
1 in 33 babies are born with some kind of birth defect.

Well guess what?
It seems as if
The odds are never
In your favor.

I am not gonna be
Just a number
On somebody’s screen.

1 in 3 women are
Diagnosed with cancer.
Guess that 39.6% was me.

The odds of dying from
Firearm assault are 1 in 358,
But that’s probably outdated.

They say the odds of
Making it to the NFL are 1 in 50,
But they don’t encourage your dream.

We label each other with numbers:
The 2nd child,
The 75th in your class,
The 1st in your family to go to college,
Only the 3rd to win that award,
Family Name the 5th,
Rank 6 in your bowling league,
Even the 45th President of
The United States of America.

I am not gonna be
Just a number
On somebody’s screen.

They say your life
Will mean something
But 1 in 4 deaths are from heart issues.

Every accomplishment
Every dream
Every change
Is labeled by a
This many other people did this
This many other people want this
This many other people experienced this
This many other people…
Aren’t you.

Any accomplishment is
Never for nothing.

Any dream is
Yours to follow.

Any change is
In your life,
And you can take control.

The odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion.

Congratulations.

You made it.

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5 Comments
  • Cheyenne Vorhees

    I still can't believe how good you are at writing! This is amazing!


    4 months ago
  • LyraLynne

    Thank you guys so much!


    4 months ago
  • paperbird

    i have no words...


    4 months ago
  • winterwolf0100

    This is so beautiful! I got chills reading it! Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how amazing that was, and I definitely needed to hear this today, so thank you!


    4 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    I like the voice of this poem. =)


    4 months ago