If my life had been less eventful,

Would I still strive to reach my potential?

Without my past hardships, turmoil and stress,

Would I find the fuel to rise to the test?

I’ve come a long way, from where I began,

All I’ve endured, helps me understand,

The struggles of others, and aide their repair,

Pain turns into a catalyst, do not despair.


When you truly reflect on the tough times you’ve been through, it becomes apparent that you wouldn’t be half the person you are without those moments.

They fuel both your potential, and your ability to empathise with others going through troubling times. Overcoming them makes you more amazing.

Life is never going to be perfect, but when we embrace our bruises, focusing on using them to grow internally, we can also inspire change and better realities for others.

As the late great Ghandi once said, “be the change you want to see in the World”. The hurdles that we overcome, have the power to fuel that positive change.

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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