It’s time to intimidate fears,

Prove that you have pure heart and what it means to persevere,

Fasten up,

Buckle down,

 Standing strong is music to the mind and ears,

Feel it within your Soul, and most of all, keep every single bit of it sincere,


Taking these mental notes so these positive thoughts stay near and dear,

Transferring them on to paper so my eyes can view and even clearly hear,

A Top notch picture of thoughts,

 A portrait’s pallet that stays on point, painted passionately clear,

Grip and clench the “drive to strive to thrive” motto,

 While the determination steers,

Work towards daily goals, with progression slow and steady,

 Taking time to patiently switch it into every necessary gear,


For I’ve been Blessed with the gift of revival,

God’s Grace is here, and He’s helping me to never veer,

Poetry is one of His a Gifts,

 A Passion,

 And a Hobby,

 But just remember,

 Staying well grounded is a top priority,

And the most important and significant type of careers,


With all these character traits working in synchronization, there’s

No way that fears and insecurities can interfere,

They’ll try to find a way around it, but all they’ll be able to do is stand back,

Feeling hopeless as they poke there heads about and peer,

Throwing self doubts my way with no affect, but that’s how they work,

It’s their unproductive combos of jabs and jeers,


They underestimate the SIZE of my Heart,

They now get left in the dust,

 To the rear,

With past deep depression they thought they

Had me beat,

 Had me on the bottom of their shoes mushed around and smeared,

Sorry to inform them, but….


Through all those struggling years, I grew as a person,

I gained strength through all that pain, agony, and constant flowing of tears,

Self Improvement and serious focus is at the forefront,

 Encompassed as a part of my essence, my perseverance’s atmosphere,

So Living now, is so much more Precious to me,

I call it my “Beloved and cherished encrusted Chandelier”.


By: Dave Riley