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Re: Grand National – A Poem for us all

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  • #21553
    yeats
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    Risk taking is free

    To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
    To weep is to appear sentimental
    To reach out for another is to risk involvement
    To expose feelings is to risk exposing yourself
    To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd
    is to risk their loss

    To love is to risk not being loved in return
    To hope is to risk despair
    To try is to risk failure
    But the greater hazard in life is to risk nothing,
    They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
    but they simply cannot
    learn,feel,change,grow or love
    chained by certitudes, they are slaves
    who have forfeited freedom.

    Only a person who risks is Free

    Christina Henry

    #401178
    RichK
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    Doesn’t even rhyme.

    How about..

    They run far too fast,
    they go like the clappers.
    And some of the field
    will end up at the knackers.

    Ok, doesn’t rhyme either but better than that sentimental old gunk.

    #401198
    itsawar
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    very good yeats, ignore rich.

    #401200
    Eclipse First
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    The trouble is racehorses are slaves, so it nullifies the anthropomorphic conclusion.

    #401207
    moehat
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    Don’t think it’s trying to be anthropomorphic; isn’t it more about us than the horses [not very good with poetry]? Anyway, we’re all slaves in one way or another, it’s not just horses.

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    RichK
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    very good yeats, ignore rich.

    We artists are always misunderstood. I’m wounded but I shall continue to take breathtaking risks with my poetry. You’ll come to revere me when I’m dead.

    #401214
    Hurdygurdyman
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    Burns would have said

    Coming doon the straight and passed the gate you could a covered them wae a blankit.

    But in the end comin roon the bend a few they couldnae tankit

    As they leapt the last the thing look passed but then there wis nothin init

    But awe the time a grey so fine new he was gonny winnit

    #401262
    Bachelors Hall
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    They don’t understand
    about man’s duality,
    nor do the horses

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