risky

risk taking is crucial to living
most choose to abide by the norm

but for those who dare to not conform
the rewards can be bountiful

take a risk to express myself
to love again
to be myself

for being true to myself
and my values boosts my health

is the greatest risk of all
no wishy washy exterior
which seems so inferior

be bold and sharp
yet kind of heart

rejoice in my race
my belief, my face

for we are unique but one
acceptance of self can stun

for I are more than enough
made from exceptional stuff

severe that victim mode
let my victor persona explode

daring to ignite
my risk taking insight

resilience abides within
negating it would be a sin

d’Verse, risk, Tricia

37 comments

  1. Love this poem! Being true to yourself is so important. God has made us each unique, and we should cherish that uniqueness. It is a gift to share your true self with the world…and so worth, the risk.

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  2. I love love LOVE your poem, SweetKate! Right on! YES! Such uplifting, encouraging, powerful life-advice! You challenge us in such good ways…to be ourselves, to be stronger, happier, braver, truer, ETC! Thank you! 🙂 And thank you for being you and letting you flow through to us! We are better people for it! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂 ❤

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  3. I totally admire your decision to not conform to society’s norms. Through books and other people’s experiences, I am finding nonconformity a very costly thing to do, so I admire anyone with an ounce of individuality left in them.

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  4. be bold and sharp
    yet kind of heart

    I treasure building this skill and enjoy how far I have come. It is amusing to think that authenticity can feel like a risk, yet that is exactly what it feels like sometimes. Your poem gives the exact message and reminder for how it looks like to keep showing up as myself.

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  5. This is an interesting poem, Kate. Sometimes we think it can be a risk to step outside our comfort zone. But sometimes it’s just as risky (or scary) to stay true to ourselves.

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  6. Eloquent and wise! We sometimes feel it’s risky to be ourselves, but God gave us each our unique characteristics and voices for a reason. I enjoy the diversity of each poet’s voice when its authentic
    not contrived trying to copy another! 💯

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  7. Exceptional. I like the following:
    rejoice in my race
    my belief, my face

    for we are unique but one
    acceptance of self can stun

    for I are more than enough
    made from exceptional stuff

    Like

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