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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Very moving poem, Matt. The last line especially really spoke to me. Very relatable now that I'm up there in years. You have a very strong writing style that elicits emotion from your readers. I always find that quality of writing important. It demands of the reader and challenges them. Wonderful work my friend.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and compliments, Carlos! :)




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when someone gets above twenty or so positive reviews, they dont really need to be reminded how good the post is ... and you got 73 of em even before I left my mark here ... well done you :)


Posted 4 Months Ago


mattavelli

4 Months Ago

Thanks for the comment, Neville! :)
Neville

4 Months Ago


......... always welcome :)
your poem is
so positively
motivating; a
good daily affirmation
it would make for
everyone ~

those whipping winds
surely do bounce us
around with a negative
force

but we can
beat them fearlessly
with our own positive
power

nice work

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

5 Months Ago

Thanks for reading, Fran! :)
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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

mattavelli

5 Months 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 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year 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. :)

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