“Stripped” (poetry / poem)

Respect; dignity; and my self worth;

I lost all of them as I lifted my shirt,

Likes; follows; perverted pests;

Were attracted to me, as I took off the rest.

I copied the blueprint left for me,

But now I’ve been branded as loose and horny,

I guess if I wanted love from you to grow,

I should’ve just put my warm heart on show.

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I decided to do a piece following on from the message of my previous poem, about the dangers of changing your value structure to something shallow, in the hopes of gaining attention, and appeasing a limited definition of success, that we are encouraged to believe is the ultimate achievement.

The truth is, the blueprint some of humanity allow themselves to be moulded by, is completely backwards! We are expected to look and act more seductive, and show more skin, because “everybody’s doing it now, so to get ahead, you have to be willing to do and show more than them!” …what a load of rubbish!

Contrary to what we are told by the institution of celebrity and fame, most of the Planet feel that someone is more approachable with their clothes left on; more attractive by looking natural and healthy, not plastic; more likeable by being honest and caring towards themselves and others; and more loveable by being kind and considerate.

Please don’t let this World break and pervert your genuine spirit, you are immensely beautiful without their gimmicks, your smile is worth more than a trillion sexually suggestive selfies, and those that think otherwise, are not worth your time and attention. Never forget that you are Important, Strong, Unique, and Special.

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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