Wallace Dean LaBenne

Afraid to Try

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Some are so afraid to see they never learn to know
Some are so afraid to know they never learn to grow

Some are so afraid to weep they never learn to feel
Some are so afraid to feel they never learn to deal

Some are so afraid to love they never learn to care
Some are so afraid to care they never learn to pair

Some are so afraid to lose they never learn to gain
Some are so afraid to gain they never learn to reign

Some are so afraid to test they never learn to dare
Some are so afraid to dare they never learn to fare

Some are so afraid to fail they never learn to try
Some are re so afraid to try they never learn to fly

Some are so afraid to cede they never learn to fend
Some are so afraid to fend they never learn to bend

Some are so afraid to die they never learn to live
Some are so afraid to live they never learn to give

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