“Rudimentary”

There’s so much I don’t know, will you please explain?

Too embarrassed to ask, and I know I’m a pain,

Hormones going loopy, refurb’s in my brain,

I’m going through changes, again and again.

Such a confusing time, more complex than it seems,

This makes me blunt, I don’t mean to be mean,

I’ve got so many doubts plaguing my self-esteem,

The testing reality of being a Teen.

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Adolescence is a remarkably confusing and difficult time, where everything you thought you knew, may come into question. We might not remember much about our own experiences of this troubling time, preferring to forget, but we should show understanding to those going through it.

During this period, there are numerous bodily changes occurring; new sensations developing within the nervous system; growth in the brain, plus a rewiring of its synapses; and much, much more. So it’s understandable that teenagers don’t always have a handle on their emotions, thoughts and reactions.

Of course, there is no excuse for disrespecting parents, elders and others, but I sometimes think we adults could deal with the situation better, by using a bit of empathy, and by creating an environment that supports open communication, to allow conversation, rather than shutting one another out.

It’s so easy to use the reflex action of anger and punishment, when something we don’t like goes down, but it’s usually more beneficial to all involved, to make an effort to diffuse the situation. A lesson that we can actually use in our adult relationships and interactions too!

Remember to champion 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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