Taking a Risk

My attempts at humor,
Seems like taking a risk,
Will it lead to a rumor?
Or the end of a friendship I will miss,
When should I step back?
To tell myself to hush,
A wise decision I lack,
Or just swept away by a rush,
Do the words bring joy?
Or do they just annoy?
I wonder how much control I have,
My interaction to get attention,
Mistakes or perfection; good or bad,
Trying to be careful with what I mention.