Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ladder to Paradise by Mimi Benson

I could climb a ladder to Paradise
Trouble is, I might miss a rung, lose my footing, fall to earth.
I might meet a sinister man
with a knife or a gun
who would block my way,
take my money, threaten my life.

Oh, there are other possibilities of danger, failure,
even a chance of rain
on that trip to Paradise
and I could number them,
stack them neatly together,
get them out from time to time
to remind myself
how perilous it is
how fraught with risk it is
to take a chance on life.

... inspired by a quotation from John Bach: “To the timid soul, nothing is possible.”

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