Theory of the Undaunted – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

hold spontaneity in one hand
hold courage in the other

after hesitation kisses you goodbye
jump into your future

let possibility
fully fill your lungs

float untethered, without
holding your breath

until the shore
disrobes the fog

then swim with the passion
of another year
you never thought
you would have.

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

d’Verse Poets Pub – Theories of Everything

The photo was taken in Portland, Oregon – Inspiring quote by Brene Brown

46 thoughts on “Theory of the Undaunted – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. This is such an incredible invitation to allow love to lead and swim in the ocean of possibility! I’m including it in Forgiving Fridays, Ali, with a description of your year of “openness” and asking the question, What if I only had one life to live? Thank you for including me on your Facebook post, I’m honored and blessed.

    Love and Light to you Ali. Keep shinin’ and take one more step in love. Reminds me of a Rumi quote “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”


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    1. Debbie, you don’t know how badly I needed that quote today. Thank you, thank you, thank you, my friend. Living in openess has me deepening my faith in love.
      Shine on.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Mr. Walker. I really enjoy combining my photos with words. This quote is so perfect for me right now that I thought it might really resonate with others.

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    1. Well now ,you are making me blush with those powerful words, “profound with lightness” You have made my day. May that lightness float you through the next several days.

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  2. I love this poem Ali, especially now. You really have a gift. Keep on using your gifts and you will remain happy.

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  3. “Let possibility fully fill your lungs”. This is beautiful, and rich with insight Ali! I have been holding my breath the past couple of days. Thank you! Great write… 🙂

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    1. Breathe and keep on writing. Writing helps me process emotion and move forward.
      I am grateful to have others that share poems and read mine as well.
      Have a beautiful day.


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