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


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mattavelli

2 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and compliments, Carlos! :)




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This is one of the most beautifully-written & dead-on true statements that I've ever read. It brought tears to my eyes thru-out. I'm crying even tho I just took a few puffs which would usually make me feel like laughing. You have described exactly what it took for me to walk again after not being able to for 5 years & when people thought I was crazy to keep trying (it took 2 years, all told). Also, my mind was so dull & forgetful from the neck injury, I couldn't form a sentence without forgetting once or twice what I was saying, in the middle of every sentence. I never dreamed I'd be able to write like I do now. But when I was most broken, I had nothing else to do but try or die in spirit. Your poem is the perfect balance between reaching out in gentle understanding & yet also kicking the person in the butt a little bit if they've stopped trying. There are millions of broken people out there who need to read this amazing poem . . . it can put the breeze under one's wings (((HUGS)))

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

I'd like to read the story. Where you in an accident?
barleygirl

4 Years Ago

This is the short version:
http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/barleygirl/1762759/

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barleygirl

4 Years Ago

Oh damn! I see this message got truncated! I was just saying the longer version is for sale ($10) on.. read more
How very inspirational. Lovely piece!

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Neal! :)
I love love love this piece. It truly speaks to me...on so many levels. My favorite lines are: Be willful and grind smooth those rough...and fearful thoughts. And, bleed them pure. Sometimes we have to take the bull by the horns and brave the process...fight through the fear of what might happen. Nothing worth having comes without a price...without pain...even if that's only self-discovery. It's a beautiful poem. Thank you so much for posting this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading, Reed! :)
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So happy I stopped to click on this one. An inspiring poem, such a great message.
Good to hear these words in time when we start feeling the weight of life.
Nice job buddy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


mattavelli

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Ana! :)
I was hoping to inspire.
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Mission accomplished. :)

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