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A House of Cards

A Poem on Risks

By Michelle LiewPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
A House of Cards
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Do you take risks? If you do, do you pussyfoot around them or just dive in?

There are advantages to being cautious, of course. Huge ones that are ill-considered often lead one down a rough road.

Then again, there’s the “nothing ventured, nothing gained” philosophy. There’s no life without a little adventure (and some misadventure).

Let the house of cards show us how to take calculated ones.

Small house

Rugs wrap around feet

Warm, calm and free

Warm rug

Lulls one to sleep

Never awakes

Small step

Out the door

Starts a journey

On a magical road

Less travelled


Though tiny

Call the traveller

Who should trust,



And walk.


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    This was extremely powerful! Loved your poem!

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    Signs, yes signs are everywhere. I like how you portrayed 3 choices.

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