Envelope Pushers: Gentle Shove

When was the last time you took a risk (big or small), and pushed your own boundaries — socially, professionally, or otherwise? Were you satisfied with the outcome?

My mother asked me gently,

“Why, my son, do you push the envelope so?

Why take a risk, when you can let it be so?

Why push for change, 

when everyone prefers the status quo?”

And I answered her, saying,

“It’s not that I wanted to.

But the envelope you talk about,

I’ve posted it many a times,

And to too many ,

But the answer I received,

Was always the postman at the door,

Announcing ‘Return to sender. Rejected by addressee.’

And so now I don’t just push the envelope,

I hammer it so.”

—Linus Fernandes.

The Daily Prompt.