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Risk Takers

A Poem

Young children approach life
In a manner thought by adults to be very risky,
Or at least foolish,
Not so,
For they have not yet acquired the fears
That they will accumulate over time
Those that will often threaten to weigh them down
There is not the consideration of the possible consequences of their actions
So children’s behavior is not that of daredevils
They are more instinctual at this time in their lives
Young adults on the…



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John O'Neill

Retired human services executive, living in Massachusetts near Boston, trying to be a better human being each day than the day before.