Look before you leap!


Is something good;

And we are happy when it comes;


One thing

Must we know:

Not all opportunities are out to bless;

Not all opportunities must we seize;

While some opportunities are good;

Some, indeed, are bad.

Some offer us a chance to grow;

Some offer a real danger to our lives.

Not all then must we jump at;

We must check and cross check.

As we learned

While in school,

‘Look before you leap!’

If the bait on the hook

Looks like an opportunity to the fish;

See what danger it holds

For the fish

That does not look

Before it leaps.

Opportunity is what we seek;

But not all opportunities

Are good.

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