Fearlessly

Fearlessly

A Poem by mattavelli
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Come on, my friend, embrace life's pain,
the heartbreaks, and your death to come.
Don't drench yourself in worry's rain
and drag through soggy days, so glum.
Go slam your dreams upon that drum
that rages in your chest so sure
as breaths you seize approach their sum
and fearless thoughts are all that's pure.

There's comfort in the wallowing
and moaning when life's oh so tough,
but poison's all you're swallowing
and tainted confidences bluff.
Don't fantasize that hope's enough.
Break free. The action is the cure.
Be willful and grind smooth those rough
and fearful thoughts. And, bleed them pure.

The world's a blaze and you a spark,
a flame, soon smoke and blown out ash;
so burn on 'til your skies are dark
and strangle time 'til moments flash.
And, on that final breeze, you thrash,
through whipping winds you won't endure,
let all the gods proclaim you brash
and fearless and a life so pure
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© 2016 mattavelli


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I love the call to live life. Being a realist about life and death. I do appreciate the upbeat rhythm of the poem contrasted by the content.

Posted 1 Day Ago


mattavelli

1 Day Ago

Thanks for reading, Summer! :)
A really upbeat piece here, but also one that doesn't try to sugarcoat reality.. I especially like the part about embracing life's pain. Inwardly resisting that pain only makes it worse.

Posted 4 Days Ago


mattavelli

3 Days Ago

Thanks for reading, John! :)
Fear is the mind killer. Haha
I loved this! It's very well conveyed as Chris said, and the message here is true. It's okay to be sad but when you spend your entire life wallowing in your own sorrow and misery, it's torture for not only you but the people surrounding you. Action really is the cure- get up and do something, you won't regret it. Fear is the enemy and ruins so much around you... but only if you let it and your piece here, reminds us we're in control! For the most part, what we fear is nothing but a small, small thing in the grand scheme of our lives. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 1 Week Ago


mattavelli

1 Week Ago

Thanks for reading, Colacat! :)
I must have done a good job with this one, because you caught.. read more
So well conveyed are these stanzas, also a poem with a great message. Been quite a while since I read you, so was delighted to find this one. Third stanza exceptional in its expression. All the best.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


mattavelli

1 Week Ago

Thanks for reading, Christine! :)
Written for someone you know, or is this a manual for how to handle the end of life in general? Either way, it's spot on in my opinion.

Posted 11 Months Ago


mattavelli

11 Months Ago

Thanks! :)
I pretty much write everything to my son now. This one came from my own experience.. read more
I like it! It unfolds like a ballad inspirational! great cadence and natural flow in the rhyme scheme and the message I find supreme good sir!

Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading, Bad bunny! :)
Ah Matt my clever friend, this is almost another wonderful ballade, why did you not make it so ?

It stands well as it is and i like the message but oh, it would be a lovely ballade ..

Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Hi, Stella, thanks for reading! :)
Here I took some elements of the ballade form and left oth.. read more
Stella Armour

2 Years Ago

It does indeed and it is inspiring, i think because we have both written a ballade recently i not.. read more
"Bleed them pure" This phrase caught my attention. It's quite layered, at least in how I interpreted it in the poem or even on it's own. Blood usually taints, and pure is probably the last thing one would think in conjunction, so I liked this unexpected pairing of the two words.
The last stanza also stood out to me a lot. The beginning two lines were so pretty, especially the "soon smoke and blown out ash." In general though, this poem had some nice imagery.
Haha, I also just realized looking over it again that pure ends each stanza! Huh, interesting...
Nice work! :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading, Chryiss. Fear taints. :)
Go slam your dreams upon that drum
that rages in your chest so sure-

You've done just that here. I'm getting a more empowering "Dr. Seuss" sort of feel here, but you pen a very well-done inspirational piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Hello, Arriam, thanks for reading and the feedback. :)
I'm a fan of Dr. Seuss, but don't see .. read more
This is awesome! You did a really good job of getting your point across in beautiful writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago



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