“Border Control”

You are one country, I am another,

If you invade, my sovereignty suffers,

I’m able to grant you access inside,

But for toxic diplomats… visa denied.

I’d like nothing more than to trade with your nation,

Although, my first focus is self preservation,

When you’re considerate, with morals that glow,

I’ll open my borders, and friendship can flow.


I felt like doing a follow on from my last poem, so now that you have found your fresh plot of land, have created something productive, with the potential to become self-sufficient, and you’ve become a sovereign land, you’ll want to keep your progress protected from outside invasion and plundering.

I should clarify, it’s fine to speak with people who have a more bleak outlook on life than you, you’ll probably help them to see all the beauty around them, the glimmers of strength and potential inside of them merely awaiting self-love, and to encourage them to use that as inspiration for their internal repairs, but be careful how close you let them get, while they are still more prone to bitterness and negativity.

This World is all about making new connections, friendships, a support network, a community, spreading love and positively encouraging your neighbour. All I ask, is that you ensure negative people aren’t given the right or opportunity to exploit your natural resources, you are in control of your own metaphorical country, you are not a piece of dirt to be walked all over, you are precious, beautiful, and deserving of respect!

Please, be there for those who are internally less stable or fortunate than yourself, but not to the detriment of your own stability and sovereignty, protect your heart from ill intentions, shelter your skin from acid rain, and when you have satisfied your own needs, share your excess harvest with your neighbour.

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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