“Circumscribed” (poetry / poem)

My outer shell’s all that most can perceive,

To many, this totally encapsulates me,

They see my bark; branches; leaves; and bloom;

Yet, beyond the husk, there’s more to exhume.

The ambrosial sap that flows through my veins,

The rings from my first year to the present day,

Depicting the climate I endured and thrived in,

My scars and my triumphs, inside, I’m inscribing.

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Firstly, Happy Birthday to Me!!! 🥳😁 Woohoo!!!

We are all guilty of believing that we have most people figured out, simply by what we witness. There is however, so much going on under the surface, including internal processes, plus ring upon ring of historical weathering, injuries, victories, etc, all recorded, but not openly seen.

We usually only know as much about someone as they want us to know, and with this often incomplete picture, we can’t be fully conclusive in analysing or understanding anyone.

We see the crime, but not the influences; the personality, but not everything that nurtured this into being; the choices, but not the factors that helped make their mind up; the selected emotions, but not the hopes and fears, genetic predispositions, or environmental triggers; I mean, is it any wonder that we feel misunderstood?

We should get to know each other better, to not always be so quick to judge, but instead try to listen to, empathise with, love and support one another!

I hope I’ve given you plenty to think about, but more importantly, that you can now also focus on finding, valuing and nurturing inner beauty more.

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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