Poem / Poetry – “Impulse” – “Embrace Your Impetuousness”

Welcome friends, fun lovers, facilitators, falconers and feral small children (aiiieeeeee, get him off me!)

Is he gone? Thank heavens for that. I may need to bleach my leg. OK, now where was I?

It’s poetry time you lucky people – prepare yourselves for another epic slice of poetry mayhem guaranteed to get your motors running.

This one is all about embracing the playful side of your character and going for it, taking life by the reins, acting on impulse, going with the flow and enjoying the present moment for all its worth!

Comments are welcome, hope you like it and thank you for taking the time to read it – it means so much to me and inspires me to keep doing this – you are the stars and you light up my life, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.


“Embrace Your Impetuousness” by David Ellis

Acting on a shared consciousness
Neither of us can resist
Why play it safe in life
When everything is at stake

Moments should be seized
At every available opportunity
To establish who we are
Before we start fading fast

Love can be all consuming
Journeying deep from within
Indifferent yet compassionate
Fragile but with a heart of diamond

Embracing the beauty of all things
Sending every emotion to heaven
Animal instincts begin kicking in
Overflowing our senses to the brim

We all have our own drives
Lusts, desires and our reasons
Trying to hide what’s inside
Simply because we fear rejection

Yet to take one small step
Takes courage of our convictions
Drawing confidence from surroundings
Hope nurtured until it gives birth

Mother nature gave us the tools
To allow us to conquer all
The only challenge that we face day to day
Is to ignore our own suffering and humility

We can be everything
We’ve ever set out to be
As long as we act on our impulses
Before it’s too late

There are no mistakes
Just choices we didn’t make
Doing nothing isn’t a crime
But when romance is on the cards
Don’t hesitate to ask
And whether we sink or swim
At least we will die happy
At the world’s end of our time

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6. This Daily Prompt Is For Men Only & My Short Story For The Day | The Jittery Goat
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9. Daily Prompt: Let’s go Crazy! | Raevenly Writes
10. Unlucky | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
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12. DP Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy | Sabethville
13. Caramel Filled Chocolates | Miss Spicy Hat N’ Sugar Socks
14. Wild Woman: let’s go crazy! | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
15. Let’s go with this. I suck at being impulsive. | thoughtsofrkh
16. One Crazy Mom » Things I’m Crazy For
18. Friday Flash – Impulse | My Little Avalon
19. Time for some Kitchen Dancing! | MamaMickTerry
20. Crazy for Thinking I Could Change Him Prayers and Promises
21. Around The World | swiggityswag
22. Venturing Beyond the Comfort Zone | snapshotsofawanderingheart
23. The Convenience of Paradise | the intrinsickness
24. IMPULSE | dandelionsinwind
25. Excavating… | Haiku By Ku
26. Women’s days and craziness | Sue’s Trifles
27. “Let’s Go Crazy” | Relax
28. comfort in my crazy | peacefulblessedstar
29. “Sleep on it” | Hope* the happy hugger
30. Daily Prompot: Let’s go crazy – African Style | The Pink Cucumber
31. Dream Job | Why is there bread in my Kool-Aid?
32. The Drive | Kate Murray
33. Crazy Train? No, Crazy Bike | Cancer Isn’t Pink
34. What Do You See? The Forest or the Trees? | meanderedwanderings
35. Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy | Awl and Scribe
36. Walking Over There | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
37. Welcome to the Machine | Rob’s Surf Report
38. Bad idea | A picture is worth 1000 words
39. spur | A beetle with earrings
40. What Have I Done? | Flowers and Breezes
41. let’s go crazy | klstar2000
42. “Is that Girl WALKING?” – Daily Prompt | Bits & Pieces
43. Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy, 07.03.14 | Markie’s Daily Blog
44. Fallen fancy | shame
45. no direction home, a complete unknown | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
46. Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
47. Daily Prompt: Being Impulsive! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
48. I Dropped Out of Grad School To Become a Missionary
49. Time for a little daydream.. | Raspberry’s Daydreams
50. Impulse | The Land Slide Photography
51. Taming Kittens | Real Life Co.
52. Out of My Mind….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
53. Stark Raving Love | Black Ink Pink Desk
54. Losing Money on an Impulse | A mom’s blog
55. Daily Prompt: Let’s Go Crazy | Really Random Musings
56. Think Before You… Oh Wait, Too Late. | meg lago
57. Growing up a nomad, I always had a “go” bag ready for spontaneity, and possible (yet fashionable) zombie apocalypse « psychologistmimi
58. I Broke The Projector…SSShhh Don’t Tell Anyone! | Life Confusions
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60. Meanwhile, on a Mountain Top… | Green Embers
61. I’m # 1 (or What happens when you like your own WP Post) | Altared Egos
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66. One Decision that Changed My Life Course | Schizo Incognito
67. Musings: A Little Crazy… | Mirth and Motivation
68. Gone Sailing
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70. Going too crazy! | Trucker Turning Write
71. What Not to Confess to the Person You’ve Been Dating For 3.5 Weeks | Kosher Adobo
72. Let’s Go Crazy – Ramblings from the Swamp
73. Daily Prompt: impulse | That Montreal Girl
74. Stories From My Mind
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76. Shepherding in Europe | tuckedintoacorner
77. The Things We Do At Conferences…. | RePrEsSeD ExPrEsSiOnS
78. Quite possibly the craziest thing I’ve ever done! | browney237’s Blog
79. Crazy for Thinking I Could Change Him
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81. Impulse. Maybe. ~ Daily Prompt | joannebest
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14 thoughts on “Poem / Poetry – “Impulse” – “Embrace Your Impetuousness”

    • Thank you for your comment Ranu – what a wonderfully poetic way to express it. I do agree with you, so long as you don’t play it safe all the time, as you could miss out on many of life’s most interesting experiences and opportunities!

  1. I think there’s a song by Metric (sung beautifully by Emily Haines) that has a line in it that goes like this: nothing I ever had worth having came by playing it safe. I agree with her.

  2. Absolutely well written, evocative and inspiring. Caution should be exercised, but if one is truly following one’s spirit and soul, then that great leap of faith is a requirement.

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