Go Ahead and Risk

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If fruit be on a limb – why not risk and reach?
We might as well fall flat than slip backwards again.
Life lived in excess, still dare and continue – dream
For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?

We might as well fall flat than slip backwards again.
When faced with risk – consider two paths;
To kindle or to restrain.

Life lived in excess, still dare and continue – dream
In dreams we leave our woes behind;
Whatever we wish – we keep.

For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?
The music though not immortal;
The world has made it sweet.

 

 

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“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where all the fruit is.” – Mark Twain

Form:Β Trimeric

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

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& Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Apple on a Tree..
    Do not Reach..
    Do not pass Go..
    Do not Live..

    Do not Reach..
    stay put..
    bore..

    Do not pass Go..
    stagnant
    rot..

    Do not Live..
    apple eat..
    Live..:)

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. Interesting trimeric dip into philosophy. One must drive & even live defensively, & yet we must face fear, & reach beyond our grasp, or we’ll just take up empty space & never venture out of an illusion we have of a safe zone. Your last stanza is killer.

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  3. Grace says:

    We always have a choice, to go forward and risk, or just stay where we are, even go backward ~ Thanks for trying out this form ~

    Have a good week Sanaa ~

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  4. Gabriella says:

    One of my brightest students suffered from anorexia. I was glad to learn years later that she was better.

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  5. Mary says:

    Yes, sometimes we really have to go out on a limb and reach for what we want. We definitely do have to take some risks to really like. Nice Trimeric, Sanaa.

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  6. Bryan Ens says:

    Although rhyming is not a requirement for this form, I think that having the last stanza’s first and last lines rhyme gave this a wonderful punch. Bravo!!

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  7. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    What a great line: “For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?”…good point! Life is full of choices and challenges…to choose nothing makes for a bland life.

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  8. BjΓΆrn says:

    Oh we must dare sometimes, the tantalizing sweetness or just hunger make us combing out a limb… Alas plain greed can be rage reason too, so we need some carefulness as well.

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  9. Sumana Roy says:

    life gives us so many chances and it’s up to us to be adventurous or not…taking a bit risk wouldn’t be bad i think…wise lines Sanaa…

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  10. Debi says:

    Really lovely and deep

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  11. Suzanne says:

    Taking risks is sometimes what keeps life interesting and gives us a sense of aliveness. I guess it’s finding that fine line between taking a risk and being downright foolhardy.

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  12. Victoria says:

    Powerful reminder of the importance of risk-taking, no matter its nature. Hunger for food or for living–take a chance.

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  13. Brilliant line: For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?

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  14. Old Egg says:

    Such introspective questions but mankind has that nature to explore one step further than safety. By doing so has achieved marvelous things. Dare we take that risk? Yes even we writers do!

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  15. Jae Rose says:

    Another thoughtful and reflective poem Sanaa – you do have a gift – Whatever we wish we keep – was the line that caught my attention…i suppose it can work out as good or bad…skilfully done..

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  16. Mary says:

    I enjoy visiting this one again, Sanaa! You write a good Trimeric!

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  17. blogoratti says:

    Beautifully written, a great piece to ponder on. Thanks for sharing and how are you lately lovely?

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  18. dsnake1 says:

    For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?” : neat!
    great attempt on the form. πŸ™‚

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  19. Kerry O'Connor says:

    For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?

    That is a very good question.

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  20. I like how you made the arguments to risk so simple….”For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?”

    Loved this!

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  21. “To kindle or restrain”……thought-provoking. I admire that you attempt all forms and execute them so well. Love the banner photo, too, as always a wonderful surprise!

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  22. Gillena Cox says:

    Risk, adventure, creativity all need, brave souls be
    Lovely poem Sanaa

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today. However the link you left at my linky didn’t work. I had to drop in from Poets United

    Have a wonderful Sunday

    Much love…

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  23. kanzensakura says:

    If one doesn’t take risks, one doesn’t live!

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  24. Interesting thoughts and question..

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  25. Susan says:

    What a convincing plea for risk taking and living a full life. No, I never refuse to eat “for fear of choking.” Fine choice of repeated lines.

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  26. Gail says:

    Oh, we must risk or we will never gain.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  27. humbird says:

    Moving, powerful, creative trimeric!

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  28. Locomente says:

    Perfect!
    Loved this: “For fear of being choked – does one refuse to eat?”

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  29. annell4 says:

    The world is sweet…and all other things too! Nice poem

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  30. G L Meisner says:

    Great write. I like the imagery.

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  31. Amrit Sinha says:

    That’s such an important lesson that you preach here. Loved it.

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  32. Elizabeth says:

    This reminds me of that song, “The Rose”. “The soul afraid of dying that never learns to live…” Taking risks can become a life long habit, or not.

    Elizabeth

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