Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Destiny's Call
By Don Iannone

Steadfast in your unshakeable self-belief,
Don't deny yourself your place in the sun,
Let go of whatever holds you back,
Follow the voice that calls.

Guard rails are for those resisting
the bountiful rewards of risk,
Replace your fear with love,
Follow the voice that calls.

Step past the weak branches in your tree,
Grasp its trunk and climb to the top--
of the world where your dreams live,
Follow the voice that calls.

Race in the direction your heart shines,
High above the North Star beckons,
Stretch your wings and fly,
Follow the voice that calls.




Angela said...

love it, has lots of meaning for me. Thanks Don!

samuru999 said...

Well, no surprise Don!
Just another beautiful poem from you!
Loved it!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Have you ever been a motivational speaker? If not, you would be as good as anyone out there! :)

jim said...

Amen to that.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Angela, Andrew, Jim, Margie, and NYC Taxi Shots. Much appreciated.

Andrew...I do a good bit of public speaking as a matter of fact. Not motivation...but maybe in the future. Thanks for your compliment.

Blessings to all.

dumbdodi said...

Don. I agree with Lockhart...you are a great motivational speaker/writer. This poem reinforces my belief

Gangadhar said...

Just beautiful,Don..loved it!

**Silvermoon** GEL said...

Lovely post on following one's goals and dreams!

shikha said...

I love and agree with your approach towards life!!

Pat Paulk said...

Good one Don!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Don....!!!!!! thank you!

Homo Escapeons said...

Oh how I would love to follow your excellent advice.

Ghost Particle said...

rush to the future,
the one future,
never ending,
never nearing,
walk fast,
live your destiny,
the end matters nothing,
the start is your joy,
the endurance is your character.

Dan said...


'Replace your fear with love'

Thanks, Don!

serenity said...

So timely, so beautiful, so relevant. Brilliant and magical words, Don.

Thank you for the gift they are.


polona said...

another inspired poem... thank you, don.

Rob said...

Inspiring. Your poems are so positive.

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Dumbdodi, Pat, Rob, Polona, Serenity, Dan, Ghost Particle, Homo Escapens, Kathleen, Shikha, Silvermoon, and Gangadhar. You're all too kind. I thank you for taking time from your busy day to stop by my little campfire. You're always welcome. Come, rest, and receive...Blessings to you all.

floots said...

good one

silviomini said...

"Replace your fear with love".
Nice sentence, but, you know, an ended love can cause the worst of the fears.

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