Daily Prompt – Too Big To Fail – Poem / Poetry – “To Believe is to Succeed”

Ladies and gentlemen, hello!

The hits just keep on coming (some of them miss my face entirely) and I’m a very lucky man to have such interesting and talented friends (who I don’t owe any money to, which is a bonus).

Today’s poetic duet collaboration is with a very good buddy of mine, a young author, writer and poet who goes by the name of Will Louison.

This amazing chap has participated in NaNoWriMo several times and has published his book Perspective on Amazon. I’ve read it and for a debut novel, it is awesome – the guy writes action like you wouldn’t believe – taut, engaging and it leaps off the page!

Check out Will’s new blog here for more poetry, stories and other entertaining articles from this prolific fellow here:-

Messages From My Life

Now on to collaboratory business. The prompt that we used for our inspirational poem was supplied by the lovely Michelle W. at WordPress, who has continually inspired me countless times with their clever prompts:-

Too Big To Fail – “Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet).

I hope that this poem inspires you and makes you feel good about yourself, that was the intention both Will & I had fun writing it, hope you enjoy it.

Courage is contagious by emijrp

“To Believe is to Succeed” by David Ellis & Will Louison

Trying something fresh and cutting edge
In playful pursuit of an inquisitive mood
Taking the world head on, one step at a time
Finding rhythm on these mountains we climb

Not really sure of how it will end
I just know where I want it to be
Working hard to stay on this path
Nothing could force me to leave

When my mind’s set on something
You can’t shake me off this mission
Love and passion pulls me through
Failure has never been an option

For although there have been times
When I have accepted mediocrity
This is different all together
I’m driven by the need to succeed

Casting off the errant, accursed shadows
Of darkness that once enveloped this place
To become my own individual person again
I must forsake temptation or be left with nothing

So it’s time to open my eyes and see again
Forget about all the pain I was in
Acceptance for myself as I move forward
Taking in this resurrection

For what is life without knowledge
The lingering taste of experience
Given the choice, we should embrace love
Let its touch give us the freedom we deserve

For more posts from my fellow bloggers on this topic, get further inspired by the articles below:-

1. Adventure of a Lifetime | vicariously in love with you
2. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail « Mama Bear Musings
3. Inner Hotshot University! | Misifusa’s Blog
4. Madness and Motherhood | The Magic Black Book
5. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | suzie81’s Blog
6. Dreaming Big | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
7. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | On My Front Porch
8. Anything Guaranteed Is Not Appreciated – It Might Even Be Illegal | The Jittery Goat
9. To sail the Seven Seas | Nanuschka’s Blog
10. Too High | Flying On Empty Thoughts
11. Too Big to Fail | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
12. I Spy With My Little Eye | HpWpBp
13. Too big to fail | Geek Ergo Sum
14. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | Of Glass & Paper
15. Respone to Daily Prompt: Too Big to Fall | bullyingdontstandbystepup
16. The Quiet One | Electric Viola Dreams
17. Away from here… | Hope* the happy hugger
18. Smile | One Man Versus the World
19. Daily Prompt: Big Time | One Starving Activist
20. Daily Prompt: Too Big to Fail | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
21. Daily Prompt: Move Over Here I Come | My Daily Prompt Blog
22. Quality of Life | Too Big to Fail | so i wrote
23. Have We Lost The Sense of Adventure? | Donbury Pond
24. Bigger than Life « Overcoming to Becoming
25. Backpacking… | Haiku By Ku
26. Too Big To Fail – The Best Movie of All Time | Khana’s Web
27. Life – A Poem About Failure and Success | Cozy Compulsions @ Midnight
28. Too big to fail. | artist. hippie. cali chick. chic. nerd. beach bum. fashionista.
29. Too Big To Fail | The Nameless One
30. Failure does not exist (but unicorns do) | The Small Girl Chronicles
31. Just As I Am | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
32. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | moms to motorcycles
33. I’d jump | Green and Ginger
34. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | The Tarot Alchemist
35. Daily Post: Try, Try Again | A Sign Of Life
36. True story… | Relax…
37. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | my stormless sky
38. What would I do if I could not fail? | Lesie’s World
39. If I Couldn’t Fail – Daily Post Response | Maggie’s Writing
40. Daily Prompt: Too big to fail, a dream | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis and Me
41. Daily Prompt: Too big to fail | bubblemomentpages
42. Paw-sing to Share Love | Wiley’s Wisdom
43. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | Morrighan’s Muse
44. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | Basically Beyond Basic
45. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | huntprayerpoems
46. Money to Work for Me | Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | likereadingontrains
47. 18.5 Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | family photos food & craft
48. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | The Blogging Path
49. Too big to fail? | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
50. Honestly, I have Given It Much Thought… | Heather D. Roberts
51. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | Profex The Emcee | The Writing Righter
52. Daily Prompt – Too Big to Fail | Escape from Chaos
53. Too big to fail | Jose Franco
54. Daily Prompt: Too Big To Fail | cognitive reflection
55. Daily Riffed 2, Electric Boogaloo | A VERY STRANGE PLACE


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