Daniel Amatiello

The Imaginings of an Adventurous Mind



On Morality and Ire.

In a just person’s heart there is a fire;

it burns for a good that we all desire.

Their strength must hold fast when stuck in the mire,

through both thick times and thin, it must not tire.

Let humane wonder uphold in times most dire:

the peaceful, soul-stirring sound of a choir,

the skilled and intricate pluck of a lyre,

a loved one’s voice on a telephone wire,

the fire in a just person’s heart:

that is what I admire.


A poem for:

The Daily Prompt – Admire

©Daniel Amatiello 2016

Drowning Sorrows

My soul’s heavy and light; carefree and blue,

as I sit and sip this 90 proof brew.

The heady bourbon liquor smooths my soul,

as the haunting blues tones swallow me whole.


The devil plays his game with humanity,

his daughter lusts for pain and misery.

The wrongs of the world pour fourth like water,

and so we all go like lambs to the slaughter.


Try your best to bring justice to the world;

do not dishearten if your plans unfurled.

Do not despair at life’s futility,

for in my helplessness I am carefree.


A Poem for:

The Daily Prompt – Carefree

©Daniel Amatiello 2016

Spirit Drive

I ride along the road on the back of a black and chrome beast, the magnificence of the landscape stretching out all around. It is my spirit that drives me along; flying and soaring like an angelic phantom ever pushing me onward, onward on the road of eternity which stretches out inexorable before me.

The wind in the sails is the force that drives my boat, but my spirit spurs me ever on; on over the oceans of the world, on to new adventures and lands I long to see.

The wheels, body and engine of my car are all tools, nothing more than tools, which my spirit uses to take me to the place where I earn my living, or on to new destinations; to see, hear and feel the things the world has to offer.

The spirit drives my feet, flies my plane and steers my craft. The spirit carries me away to the wondrous places of the world. It is the strongest driving force; it takes us to work every day or to the other side of the world on a whim. It shapes the world, it builds and topples empires.

The spirit’s drive makes us alive and helps us to thrive.


A short for:

The Daily Prompt – Drive

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