Best not to do it
To not take the risk
To avoid the chance of failure
The horrific visage of the defeated
Best not to ask
You might not get an answer you want
Or maybe you will
And then what?
Best not to go
Things are different there
New and unfamiliar
More to learn and lose
Best not to listen
You never know what you will hear
What has been heard is seldom erased
The continual assault of memory
Best not to see
For there is a lot in the world to look at
Demanding a closer viewing
And if you do that, what will happen next?
Best not to anyway
There is always a chance of harm, of bad
But always the chance of good too
And that is what makes it best to do.