“Pep Talk”

“It’s about to get heated inside of my cheeks!”

Said the Cayenne, Serrano and Haberno freak,

“My tongue will dance, while Facing Heaven,

No Dragon’s Breath, but staunch Scoville ascension.”

“Scotch Bonnet, Bird’s Eye, and the venerable Ghost,

It’s hard to decide which one I love most,

The feverous flavours, the toilet you tether…

The gift and the curse of a spirited pepper.”


As I’ve previously confessed to you, I love spicy foods, so much so that hot pepper sauce is one of my all time guilty pleasures. I love trying various spicy seasonings and peppers that pack a punch, some of which are listed in this piece.

Although, I have not yet had the courage to experience even a brief tongue touch with the top 10 hottest, but I’ve experienced the thrill of reaching into the hundreds of thousands on the Scoville Scale, however the top 9 reach into the Million+ range! Scary right!?! (In comparison, Jalapeños come in at around the 10,000 mark).

So, do you share my love of the spicy? …or maybe you have a passion for something else that matches (or arguably surpasses) mine! If so, let me know! 😁

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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