What is fearless

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Fearless stems from having reached the point of no return,

By wasting endless moonlit nights on what you only yearn;

When you decide you’ve too much pride to tremble as a feather,

So you build guards... only to realize they aren’t immune to weather. 


Fearless stems from being driven into madness and despair,

Of letting your heart leap and therefore leaving your soul bare.

But how long could the hourglass keep turning in your mind?

A lack of clear decisions won’t direct you into stride.


Fearless stems from having walked before on a loose thread,

And being once an open book that so many misread.

You can’t decode your tender heart to those who ain’t amused,

But you will find your tribe, and they will recognize your truth.


Fearless stems from calm, but know that rivers don’t stagnate.

They fall into the enveloping, wise embrace of fate.

Into the deeper lakes will they synchronically glide,

And suddenly, all fears are nothing but reflected light.

Submitted: November 17, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Alexandra Lynsen. All rights reserved.

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Steven P. Pody

A masterful piece. Bravo ...and thanks for the share.

Tue, November 17th, 2020 10:15pm


Thank you so much!

Tue, November 17th, 2020 2:17pm


Eloquent, and Powerful,
Thank you for Inspiring!
Best Wishes,

Wed, November 18th, 2020 12:01am


Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed reading it!

Tue, November 17th, 2020 4:07pm


Wow! This is a very powerful, deep poem. A few of my favorite lines are:
"letting your heart leap and therefore leaving your soul bare". What a great description of making oneself vulnerable.
And "...an open book that so many misread" I love this idea.
Nice work! Write On!

Wed, November 18th, 2020 1:43am


Thank you so much for an insightful feedback, I appreciate it. May you always find your creative flow!

Tue, November 17th, 2020 5:46pm

Aravind Kumar

Oh my god! This is soo good. I loved the way you used different poetic devices (I mean so many of them) and your sentence structure is very intricate as pearls and also, it really reflects how much time and effort you spent on this piece to bring out and spend your creativity on this. By reading your poem, I think it corresponds to the poems of some other famous poets given in textbooks. Amazing! Totally loved it.

Wed, November 18th, 2020 2:48pm


Thank you so much. Truly appreciate your feedback.

Wed, November 18th, 2020 7:05am

Rehmat Tanzila

All fears are nothing but reflected light' damn wow!!! An exquisite, fluent and amazing piece of poetry! Loved it, my dear

Sat, November 21st, 2020 1:56pm


Thank you!

Sat, November 21st, 2020 6:10am

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