Friend or foe?

Constraint or reprieve?

Sentence of no,

Or yes I believe?

Full of emptiness,

Or purpose restored?

Wield your finesse,

Feel overawed evermore.


Friend or foe? …a question we should all ask ourselves, when we are facing problems that were most likely created or worsened by our own viewpoint, emotions, actions or even inaction.

We can either hold ourself back, or give a much needed helping hand; add fuel to a bad situation, or fuel our recovery and progression. Ultimately, it comes down to how much you value your own happiness, and by extension, the happiness of others.

Those close to you won’t like seeing you self-sabotaging or self-harming! If you feel lonely, but can’t even be a friend to yourself, how can you expect anyone to want to receive your friendship, or accept the position of being your friend. The same goes for love.

The greatest thing you can do for yourself is to let go of the self-destruct button and love yourself. Sure, none of us are perfect, but embracing that fact, and nurturing a more supportive view of your qualities, abilities and self-worth is crucial to realising a fulfilling, happy life.

Be your own best friend, your biggest fan, your greatest supporter… for when you realise you are awesome, others that are deserving of sharing in your happiness will too!

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 over 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 three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". 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 there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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