Friday, May 28, 2021


Haiku Friday: Taking Risks


It's hard to take risks-- it so often takes us to places we don't want to be, or are scared of in some way. But risk-taking is fundamental to growth and accomplishment, fear and all.

Let's haiku about risks we have taken, or not taken- or risks we have seen others take. That's a pretty broad palette for you all! Here, I will go first:

The hill was too steep
For my ski abilities
But... aim, push, breathe, whoosh!

Now it is your turn! Just use the 5/7/5 syllable pattern, and have some fun....

Hi. My name’s Gavin.
I noticed your Bison shorts.
You go to school there?

(This is how I met my wife. Fortune favors the bold!)
My book on birthdays
says I was born on “The Day
of the Great Leap.” True.

Like Jerry Jeff sings,
“When a Texan fancies he'll
take chances, chances

will be taken. That’s
for sure.” I have taken mine.
I feel no regrets.

Mostly good, sometimes
hard lessons learned. In the end,
all were valuable.

Weigh risks, benefits.
Decide. Just make sure the juice
is worth the squeeze, y'all.

Standing on high board,
Never had jumped before.
Well, here goes nothing!
Fear of the unknown
Can cause paralysis, but
Go ahead and try
As I grow older
My mind becomes more open
But my physique ages
Was a timid kid
Want my kids to be more bold
So I hide my fear

Go ahead, ask them
You've got nothing to lose, sweat,
Heart beats rapidly
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