Playing It Safe

Playing it safe

Playing it safe is lonely, playing it safe never learns. Playing it safe never feels love, playing it safe never burns.

Playing it safe never reaches out to another , playing it safe never cares too much. Playing it safe never tingles to feel of another’s touch.

Playing it safe misses  out, playing it safe never voices an doubt. Playing it safe is dumb , when things are wrong playing it safe is not allowed to shout, playing it safe  just takes what’s to come.

Playing it safe has no allies or friends, playing it safe has no strong feeling and goes with the wind which ever way it bends. Playing it safe has no commitments , playing it safe hides away. Playing it safe always weighs up who it is with before having something to say.

Playing it safe needs to open it eyes, playing it safe needs to listen.Playing it safes’ life is so empty, playing safe has no options, playing it safe has no mission.

Playing it safe might have a wedding , but playing it safe has no life. Playing it safe has no babies playing it safe is afraid of strife. Playing it safe does what it must but what has playing it safe have to show at the end of a long uneventful life.

Playing it safe is lonely, playing it safe never learns. Playing it safe never feels love, playing it safe never burns.

   

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zumpoems
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 16:10:07

    Very nicely done! Love the motive repeated for each point.

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  2. willowdot21
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 17:47:36

    I do love this poem it dropped into my head and just wanted to be written!

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  3. hollyannegetspoetic
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 19:17:17

    Deftly done – also love your choice of illustration with the girl in the box: it’s sweet and funny but still fits with the sadness of the piece.

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  4. willowdot21
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 19:22:12

    Thanks Holly, something about your poem threw Playing it safe into my head!!

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  5. Vampire Weather
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 00:26:16

    This really resonates with me. I recently turned my life upside down…on purpose…and I remember telling one of my friends “I need to make sure I do not get too comfortable in life or work too hard to feel safe”. Safety is a word I use directed at my responsibility to others, but not as something I am seeking. Safety can keep you alive, but it can keep you from living. So well put my friend. Such good thoughts 🙂

    Love is never, ever, ever ever ever safe 😉

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  6. willowdot21
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 08:47:04

    I am so pleased that this one resonates with some one else I feel like you do often.I really empathize with “my responsibility to others, but not as something I am seeking. ” life is difficult but we must be positive. xx

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  7. penpusherpen
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 09:50:25

    It flows Willow, and so true, some like to play it safe therefore never feeling the highs and lows of being alive to the World and it’s countless experiences on offer. A life without ‘living’ is no life at all.. xPenx

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  8. willowdot21
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 17:17:09

    So true Pen to take chances is to live, better to live and learn the hard way than not to live at all.

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  9. Randall
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 20:20:50

    So philosophical as well as beautifully poetry.

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  10. willowdot21
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 20:28:03

    Thank you, it was inspired by a young poet who wrote a poem I construed as playing things safe so I wrote this poem as it popped into my head. here is the poem that inspired me http://hollyannegetspoetic.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/sleeveless/ enjoy x

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