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Poem: Taking the Risk

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Poem Summary

Taking the risk is a poem about watching him shut down instead of taking a risk on their relationship. She understands, she feels that way sometimes. It is easier to shutdown than take a leap of faith believing in someone's love. But a cosmic connection pulls her close telling her not to give up.


"Take A Chance" by Olivia Newton John & John Travolta "

Taking the Risk

There are times she ponders
about letting her feet walk away,
as she strives to show him happiness
only to watch him slip further off into the distance.

Without warning
he shuts down,
closing off his heart,
leaving her mind bewildered.

She understands,
how one's past can shatter
cutting like glass,
making it easier to shutdown
than to take a chance.

She often feels the same way,
wanting to run,
never looking back,
but she feels a cosmic connection
pulling her close,
whispering in her ear,
telling her to stand firm and take the risk.

"Olivia Newton John- Twist of Fate"



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:


Thank you.

That's 2 votes for Love.

It is worth the risk when there is love.

Have a great day.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 28, 2021:

Yes Brenda as Peggy said, one who loves will take the risk for one another

Beautifully written

Thanks for sharing


BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:


Thank you.

I believe you are right on this one.

But both people must take the risk. It can't be one sided.

Have a good night.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2021:

Those who love one another will take that risk.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:

The past can cut you like glass...but the risk is waiting for you to try again

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2019:

Thanks for reading Vishw.

I appreciate your comment.

Vishw Deepak Jain on May 23, 2019:

Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 22, 2019:

Thank you. I am so happy you can feel this poem.

I always look forward to your heartfelt comments.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on May 22, 2019:

I can relate to this.. Great poem

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