I feel like you’re winning, a worrying statement,

Trespassing, kicking my lungs to the pavement,

My defences are strong, versus general invasions,

But this attack seems like an elimination.

You must be mutating, to do this much damage,

I’ve played by the rules, but they’re not in your language,

I need to find parity, reclaim my Yang-age,

Your Yin is too dominant, must, restore, balance.


I originally began writing this piece, due to currently being ill, in which, to flip a term used in competitive events, I have long surpassed my “Personal Worst” record.

I have been bombarded by multiple viruses at once, but one in particular will simply not budge, despite my numerous, strict efforts to achieve this, it was there to begin with and appears to be growing more prevalent. I can feel despair trying to take root within me.

However, I must remind myself, this is far from the worst thing I could have been be afflicted with, people have suffered for much longer than this, with way worse conditions and pain, and beat unimaginable odds. If they can be strong and keep fighting, then I can.

I would like to dedicate this micro-poem and commentary to all the brave warriors out there, both those battling, and those lovingly supporting someone who is battling a severe illness, syndrome or other life-changing ailment, you all have my utmost respect, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stay strong, you beautiful human beings, you are an inspiration to us all, we admire your spirit, and love you more than you could possibly imagine.

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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