Day Thirty – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Fearing The Wilderness No More” by David Ellis

Hey there everybodypeeps.

It’s my Day Thirty entry (the final one, sadly!) of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with an original rocking bunch of spicy peppery band members known as Cheer Peppers) and I’m back with another video to finish this epic series off with a bang.

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.

 

Since this is my final poem for the month, I wanted to finish on an epic high note and have crafted an inspirational poem for you all.

Also, since I such a hero and legend in my own spare time, here are some other alternative prompts to help you stoke your poetic fires until the sparks start flying:-

napowrimo.net

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest

OctPoWriMo 2017

And finally here is my final poem of the month in written form, thank you all for reading and don’t forget to check out all of the previous entries in the month if you have not already seen them yet 🙂

 

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Photo by caenhillcc from Pixabay

“Fearing The Wilderness No More” by David Ellis

No matter what terrible things you are going through
Remember not the words of your enemies, only those of your friends

Your successes start no matter how dark a situation is
By finding positive things to light your way through negative environments

The key to dealing with overwhelming odds
Is to not fear the wilderness when you take your first steps

Our lives are not meant to be lived in silence with no freedom of expression
The truth is there are those who will attack you with malice because of your compassion
Their jealousy and hatred should be ignored for what it is, an unnecessary distraction
If they won’t change, remove their negative influence from your life without hesitation

Each act of kindness we offer others create ripples that are timeless and priceless
It’s the one thing that we can control, the sky is the limit, no need to embrace compromises

When the lives of our very children are at stake, we must bring an end to conflicts
Our patience and resilience will be tested but we must fight to give them brighter futures

Contentment comes from living each moment as a means to do our utmost best in the present
Use everything you are given, be eternally grateful for what you have got
Let your actions define you in ways that words cannot
Circumstances reveal our true natures and characters
You were born to accomplish beautiful things and deserve happiness
The glory in our stories only really makes sense, if throughout our lives we are there for each other

 

Are you still there? And you still want more? Hurrah! How about the last batch of posts consisting of Day Thirty entries by talented ladies and gentlemen who have participated in the Pepper challenge throughout the month of November 🙂

Monversation – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace

I worked on it and I didn’t drown – Stop procrastinating now!

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 30 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

5 SECONDS BEFORE THE FINISH LINE – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

Love’s Opposite Is Simply Not Hate – Edward Fagan Blog

Please May I Have a Coma? – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

knit – Litterbox Riot

THE END – THAT CYNKING FEELING

An Invitation – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

Rapping It Up – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 30 (November 30) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom

Almost 30 days of blogging – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

Dark Side Of The Moon… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

In My Element? – Behind The Willows

NaBloWriMo, and an almost accidental NaNoWriMo – memoirs of an unremarkable man

Day 30. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton

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11 thoughts on “Day Thirty – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Fearing The Wilderness No More” by David Ellis

  1. This is beautiful David – sorry it took me so long to get to it. Between travel and company it has been willy nilly around here! Congrats on hanging in there and finishing on a very high note. 😊

  2. Ohh..that’s a wonderful poem to end NanoPoblano 2017! I do appreciate your poetry because they always have this message of hope and positive vibes! Oooh….I got a shout out!! hehe! thank you 😀

    I’ve gone through a little of “going into the wilderness” some 11 years ago and it’s always the first steps isn’t it. Just that ONE step is all it takes sometimes..and then the fear sort of fades as the next step is taken and so on…

    • Thank you for reading Shree, I appreciate you taking the time to read and think about my words. This is the greatest gift you can give me 🙂

      And yes, no-one is expecting you to make the journey all at once, start small and take your time then before you know it you will wonder what all the fuss was about and that most of your fear of a situation was built up in your mind beforehand. I like to write inspirational poetry because I never know who is going to read the words or how I am going to help them in their lives but if I can bring them some kind of emotional connection or solution in the words I write then in my opinion I’ve succeeded in my mission set out in my manifesto – to be kind at all times and to do my best to inspire others in all my endeavours 🙂

      • “because I never know who is going to read the words or how I am going to help them in their lives but if I can bring them some kind of emotional connection or solution in the words I write then in my opinion I’ve succeeded in my mission set out in my manifesto ” – this…that was a very awesome thing to read 🙂

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