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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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


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mattavelli

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and compliments, Carlos! :)



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your poem lifts me old heart ..theme and actions provided seem spot on wisdom to me .. reminds me of Dylan Thomas and : "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Jul 7, 2011"
title is perfect ..integral to your poem...V1 really speaks to me ..its so important to embrace all of our lives ..big and small happy and sad .. failures and victories .. all parts of the whole ... we all have frightening dark corridors with a dark locked door at the end... we need that good courage you speak of to face it, open it .. and go inside .. perhaps what we find is a miraculous surprise ... so glad i read this one .. hope to take it with me on my days journey ;)
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


mattavelli

3 Years Ago

Hello, Einstein, thank you for reading! :)
Life is a miracle. I get a piece of it, then its g.. read more
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Lin
I loved it! The imagery, the style, the message! Amazing! Good work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


mattavelli

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Lin! :)
Prophetic write. How we wallow in life's freefall.
If we can stay in pain. We will.
Yet if we just toss the coin. Who knows what life can give us.

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Paul! :)
the comfort of the familiar is a leash.
Awesome rhythm and rhyme with a strong sense of hope and inspiration. Loved it!

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Mr. e! :)
I totally "rapped" this in my head as I read it, and nodded my head at its truth.

"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. "

Yaassss...get out of your own way and get on with it!

Well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Carol! :)
Awesome! Inspirational to its cores. Perfect rhymes. Loved it!

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Zoe! :)
Zoya

4 Years Ago

No worries
Fan-tas-tic! Honestly! This is grand! The musicality gets choppy in just a couple of lines, with some words hitting the wrong beats, but this is profound! This is sublime! This is amazing! Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


emipoemi

4 Years Ago

Now that I've read this again, I kind of forget why I called it choppy, for I see that it was writte.. read more
mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thanks again, emi! :)
emipoemi

4 Years Ago

with pleasure.
This is so great! It's an anthem that powerfully incites us to be fearless and strong-to take action and not waste time worrying about things we can't control Great rhyme and flow. "Let the gods proclaim you brash and fearless and a life so pure."-Masterful line! Love this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Annette! :)
Nice rhyming, not everyone is so gifted, embrace it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rene Velez

4 Years Ago

In some of my poems I try to hide it.
mattavelli

4 Years Ago

You try to hide the rhyme?
mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Which poem?

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