“Garden of the Galaxy”

I’m not Groot, but I am rooted,

Deeply planted, firmly footed,

Stable and nourished, certain of this,

The soil that I occupy’s nutrient rich.

As a struggling seed, I yearned to survive,

Sought out better pastures, started to thrive,

To those wanting blossoms to sprout from within,

Be mindful of the turf you embed yourself in.


I love a good nature themed poem, and if it’s tied into a movie reference or two, even better, so this piece was loads of fun to write (although every poem I write is fun tbh)! 😁

My life is not perfect, but I’m personally in a really good place. I feel like I’m growing as a person every day, I’m drawing so much nutrition and sustenance from my surroundings, which in turn is replenishing and strengthening my mind, my body and my spirit.

I’ll never forget where I came from, but to get here, I’ve had to uproot myself from environments that were dominated by weeds (metaphorically speaking). I concentrated on finding a nice fresh plot of land, then worked on my foundations, pulled out many a weed trying to take root, and now focus on organic growth, with no tricks, no gimmicks, just natural prosperity.

Most importantly, whenever I find sustainable benefits, I share this bountiful harvest with others, through both my writing, and by making an effort to live my life like it’s a warm embrace with the World, and that my friend, is the true circle of life. 😉

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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