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Mara McWilliams
Poetry

Risks

1986

To cry is to risk appearing weak.
To speak out is to risk being judged.
To love is to risk rejection.
To sing is to risk being heard.
To open your mind is risking corruption.
To laugh loudly is to risk looking foolish.
To try is to risk failure.
To be yourself is risking being different.
To live a full life,
is to risk.

By Mara McWilliams


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