Risks in Life
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another 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.
Mouse Trapper Life Risk
But risks must be taken, because the greatest
hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has
nothing and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they
can not learn, feel, change, grow, love or live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves.
They have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.