Owl wondered angrily, “hoo in their right mind,

Would want to trick someone hoos trusting and kind?

Owls have a reputation for being very wise,

Yet they make me look stupid, with their twisted lies.”

“Why am I so gullible? It’s not a natural trait,

For an owl to have, even in this day and age,

They tease me, hurt me, make fun of my pain,

I wish they’d accept hoo I am, and treat me the same!”

Did you know, if you say “gullible” really slowly, it sounds like “bird tickle”.

See, we can all be gullible sometimes, but that’s no reason to be teased and made to feel horrible. There is no excuse for bullying and alienating people, period.

So, if you find a gullible owl, or some other type of unique and seemingly unusual (to you) individual, please be considerate of their feelings, take the time to get to know them, and be sure to celebrate their special qualities.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.


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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have two books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Confront The Shadows". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared here, after which, why not grab a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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