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Grey Apr 19
"Icarus," I breathe
through my dreams of flying free.
The naïveté of the youngling I desired to be
was a warning sign to all that watched his descent.
It was not his disobedience that led to this --
to his body buffeted in the merciless winds and swept up by the sea --
but being blinded by boundless beauty through his kaleidoscope vision.
What more could one wish for than the all-encompassing euphoria
of weaving through the sun-soaked clouds,
of learning the meaning of freedom as you reach up
to brush your fingers against the sun?
What more could one know than wanting something so desperately
that every shiny red sign is just one more bauble for your collection
as you struggle to escape the empty abyss engulfing you from within,
as you let the feeling of bliss envelope you for one heavenly moment,
as everyone screams in tinny voices that you should listen --
listen! --
but at least you got this one second,
this one heartbeat of a moment,
to finally let the chains fall from your bloodied wrists
and spread your newfound wings for all to see, for you to see,
for once, for nobody but yourself
before tumbling to the beat of gravity's forlorn yet never-ending song.
And maybe he regretted it
and maybe I will too
but as I press my palm against the echo of the sunlit expanse
reverberating in someone else's memory,
one word slips from my parted lips:
"Icarus."
4/19/2021
Inspired by the line "even Icarus got to fly" from Matthew Charles Shade's poem "Icarus."
My mind is blank
In my head, dark thoughts sank
My mind is clouded
Things are shrouded
I can't see a thing
So I begin to sing
Not knowing what it shall bring
I sing of spring
I sing of my king
I see a ring
Attached to a string
What does the string bring?
Am I willing to take the risk
I need to be brisk
Shall I give my life to someone
Or decline the ring from one
Not knowing what the string brings
~23/3/21
I've always thought that marriage is a big risk, and if you are willing to take it for someone you must be brave.
Derrick Cox Dec 2020
You ride the wheels in the streets
it’s the first of many risks you take
But you don’t give a ****
because fear is your *****.
Not every road you skate on is smooth;
most of them are damaged
to make you crack
or make you wise.
And somewhere along the road
there’s always some *******
in your way
to make you crash.
But you’re ready for it
kick flipping over it all
landing on your board
with a smirk on your face.
Life plays too many tricks
to make it ******* you.
But you got tricks of your own
to make it work.
You take flight in the air
like you’re Icarus.
Sliding down poles
scraping off edges
like you’re in an action film.
You fall and get hurt,
but you never die of your boardam.
You get board
and keep on skating.
GQ James Dec 2020
I took the shot and it was nothing but net,
Life is a gamble so let's take a risk,
Can't have nothing without risking it all,
Them L's I'm taking will give me the bigger win,
I see the future not worrying about the past,
Life is a game so let the best man win.

How you expect to win if you don't play?
The moment we start living and stop dreaming,
Is the moment we starting making a difference,
The fear of taking risks is what holds us back,
I sat back doing nothing for too long,
Now I'm getting into the game.

I'm the main attraction y'all just small time,
If you want something big,
You gotta stop thinking so small,
Life ain't gonna live itself,
Wanna a different life then live differently,
My life is on the uprise,
I'm done living for everyone else,
It's my time so I'm living for myself.

Don't apologize for making yourself better,
Not everyone will want the best for you,
If you can't support me then I don't need you,
All the hate you bringing ain't hurting me,
The hate brings me more motivation then frustration,
If you ain't doing something right they would be silent,
Obviously I'm doing everything right,
My name stay in they mouth,
Keep talking and I'm gonna keep shining.
LIVE YOUR LIFE NOT LIFE FOR THEM. WE ONLY HAVE 1 LIFE, SO MAKE YOURS COUNT.
Every time I fall in love I hope I never will again.
min Jul 2020
big waves in the sea
they keep on inviting me
i shall take this risk.
haiku <3
Kyle Jul 2020
I have a big dream;
And it's my lifetime dream.
I want to take the risk to try it out;
But I'm also afraid of the consequences.
I keep thinking, maybe if I tried it out, I won't get accepted;
Or maybe if I will get accepted, I can encounter lots of obstacle and take big risks,
And that dream could change my life.
But still, it is my lifetime dream;
And I'm still very confused right now.
Should I take the risks or not?
I actually have a lifetime dream, but I'm afraid to take the risks. I'm still confused right now but I really want to try it out.
Charlotte T May 2020
As soon as I learned
I don’t need to hold anyone's hand
while I’m crossing the road anymore,
The heaviness
of the risks I never knew
not to take
conversed with me after dark,
they reside.
The thought of you gives me chills
Every part of you brings in thrills
I always knew you're out my league
But a future with you? I'm intrigued
Anxiety, wash clean this blank slate
Euphoria, paint me the colors of fate
For I'd risk more than I could take
To be with you when everything's at stake
To the risk takers who are paranoid because of insecurities but still chose to give it their all for a love unsure. I hope it will all turn out amazing and worth it in the end
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