There’s truly no shame in stumbling or falling,

Life can be hard, it can strike without warning,

Ruining best laid plans, stifling your progress,

Testing your mettle, in a sink or swim process.

Experience is the greatest teacher around,

When you’re down and get up, that’s where strength is found,

The challenges we face are a mental boot camp,

The quicker you learn, the swifter you advance.


It’s a hard knock life for almost all of us, things often come at you sideways, giving you little or no time to react. For the bulk of humanity, life will be far from a struggle-free existence, lacking hardship, but these tough situations we face do serve an important purpose.

We are not here to merely plod along until we finally pop our clogs, we are here to grow; to garner knowledge and understanding; to bring beauty to life; to take the energy that made and sustains us, and create much more with it. In order to do this, we need to be strong, versatile and sharpen our skillsets.

Some people don’t seem to grasp the fundamental lessons that life is trying to teach them, they are therefore cursed to repeat the same painful cycles, over and over again! Others see first time what the Universe is schooling them on, only facing it again if they forget the lesson, or become blind to their blessings.

When we put our experience to use; share wisdom in order to limit the pain of others; see beauty in the little things; show appreciation for all that our lives contain; strive to support, heal, encourage and love more; we literally become superheroes, not invincible, but well equipped to keep going, no matter what lies before us.

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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