Risks

To live is to risk dying

To depart’s to risk losing your way

To laugh is to risk looking foolish

To wake is to risk a new day

 

To accept is to risk apathy

To attempt is to risk despair

To grow is to risk descending 

To reach is to risk grasping air

 

To ask is to risk a refusal

To do right is to risk other’s jeers

To love is to risk none in return

To judge’s to risk being unfair

 

To try is to risk facing failure

To feel is to risk searing pain

To reach out is to risk a piece of yourself

To help is to risk getting blamed

 

To fight is to risk a defeat

And to open the gateways to wealth.

There are worlds you can reach just by breathing the risks

For this world is a risk in itself

 

This poem is about: 
Our world

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