Forth, or: Baby steps

My 1st kerf

            it's a risk to live life;
      every step a person takes
could lead to tragedy, suffering, pain.
            men shall always know strife;
      diseases; deaths; hurts, heartbreaks;
these horrors have driven people insane.
            newborns given no choice;
      parents choose to bring them forth,
hoping they will find our hard world humane.
            at their cries we rejoice
      when they join us here on earth...
though happiness ~ is hardly preordained.

A dโ€™Verse poetics prompt:

Take a risk!

At d’Verse, we were encouraged to explore the theme of risk.  Possibilities included โ€“

  • tackling difficult subjects;
  • laying bare a personal struggle in vivid detail;
  • writing on any topic as long the word โ€œriskโ€ is used (perhaps the risk we take falling in love);
  • exploring a new writing form that you may find โ€œriskyโ€ or unconventional

75 thoughts on “Forth, or: Baby steps”

  1. The human experience is a risk in itself especially considering in the conditions we live in nowadays!!

  2. This is so good David! You are so right happiness is not preordained… but joy on the other hand comes from within and is a part of life! We should teach our children to seek satisfying joy rather than fleeting happiness!
    Great post!
    Dwight

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