Snake-like tactics, slippery moves,

Used by others, felt by you,

Shedding their skin, twisting the truth,

Slithering silently, leaving no clues.

A cold blooded killer, stalking their prey,

Crushing our life force, so we suffocate,

Or fangs inject venom, which eliminates,

Beware of the serpent, or see your last day.


Well, where do I start with this one hey!? I know pretty much all of us have felt like this, at one time or another, when dealing with abusive, selfish, poisonous people.

Most of us will probably still be feeling the pain of their attacks too. Then there’s the other levels this piece works on… such as the way that information and humanity’s history has been twisted and manipulated, in order to weaken, bully and oppress us.

So, yes, you should most definitely be wary of the metaphorical snakes that this World contains, but when we highlight their atrocities and tactics, by shining a light on their dark deeds, we remove their power, we set ourselves free, we take back what is rightfully ours, and begin to thrive again! 😀

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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