RISK

Do not be afraid to shine. This world needs what you have to give. Open up the areas of your being; expose them to yourself - to others. You are valuable. You are unique. You have much to give. Do not be afraid to give it.

As we risk ourselves, we grow. Each new experience is a risk: we can try, and maybe fail, and as a result, grow - or hold back and stagnate.

You have the potential to be anything you want to be! You are free to choose. You are limited only by your fears. Let your dreams take over, fly with the eagles, soar into life, the world is waiting for you!

Copyright 1987 Fran Watson

This poem was selected to be included the Motivational Poems at Words of Wisdom 4U.

For more poetry and stories you can go to Fran's webpage http://www.franwatson.ca

In The News:


William Rewak, SJ: The worlds of technology and poetry are not so far apart
San Jose Mercury News
Can you read poetry while living inside an equation? Or if you're a Google CEO, can you write a poem, or even want to, while gobbling up the newest start-up? Or you're an Apple grunt in Austin, Texas, trying to fend off the latest hacker: can you drop ...


Ruse on the Loose: Poetry helps Oak Ridge man with Asperger's grow
Dailyrecord.com
For Jim Madonna, being able to express himself through poetry was a chance to communicate his thoughts with the outside world. “Communication belongs to all of us and that's what I want to show in my poetry. That I can reach out to those people who ...


Fanwood Poetry Series hosts a reading on Sept. 16
NJ.com
The Carriage House Poetry Series will return from its annual summer hiatus on Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a reading by distinguished poets Renee Ashley and Peter Murphy. The free performance will begin promptly at 8 p.m., in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center ...


Music Times

Nick Cannon Releasing Poetry Book For Children In 2015
Music Times
... that Cannon's Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems would be published in March 2015. The book will feature black-and-white illustrations from "several street artists and reflect Cannon's desire to combine poetry and hip-hop," according to ...
Nick Cannon reveals he is writing a poetry book for childrenDaily Mail
Book Buzz: Nick Cannon publishing kids' poetry bookUSA TODAY
Nick Cannon to publish illustrated poetry book for kidsEntertainment Weekly
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Award-winning poet leads poetry, memoir workshop
Quad City Times
Award-winning poet leads poetry, memoir workshop: Acclaimed author Alex Lemon will lead a writing workshop, called “The Most Beautiful Frankenstein,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St., Suite 303, Davenport.

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Poetry interspersed with effortlessness
The News International
Muhammad Awais-ul-Hasan Khan, by and large known as Ibne Mahmood, has expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. His poetic collection 'Dil Kay Sanbhal Janay Tuk' evokes the rich mood of love poems. High and low desires, ...


Students invited to compete in national poetry contest
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with Alaska State Council on the Arts and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, students have until Oct. 15 to sign up for the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud National ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Return to Betjemanland, BBC Four, review: 'proper poetry'
Telegraph.co.uk
In Return to Betjemanland (BBC Four), his biographer AN Wilson gave a fine account of the television broadcaster and former poet laureate's loves and locations. Most of all, Betjeman was rooted in place: Cornwall, where he was buried in 1984; Oxford, ...

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CBC.ca

Zaccheus Jackson, 36, dies in train accident 2:14
CBC.ca
A void has been ripped into the lives of family, friends and Canada's spoken word community with the death of 36-year-old Zaccheus Jackson this week. Jackson, who became a fixture and inspiration in Vancouver's slam poetry scene starting nine years ago ...

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Scholars, students gather to honor poet Heaney
Durham Herald Sun
“The kindest, nicest guy” is how Zandra Talbert remembered poet Seamus Heaney, who taught her in the 1960s when she was a student at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland. At Queen's students were “in fear and trembling” of their professors, but not ...
Students honored Seamus Heaney with poetry readingThe Daily Tar Heel

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