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janspirit
19-04-2007, 03:26 PM
RISK
Author unknown To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out to others is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.
The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.
Only the person who risks can be free

kundalini
19-04-2007, 04:18 PM
Hi Janspirit,

Wow, what a great poem! Did you write this yourself? I found it very succint and of course, the words ring very true. Thanks for posting it, K.

janspirit
23-04-2007, 05:32 PM
nope it was by anonymous, great though, eh?

love

Jan xoxox

kundalini
23-04-2007, 05:35 PM
Yeah, anonymous has a lot of great works out there... ... ...nah, jus' kiddin'!

K.