“Measure Up” (poem / poetry)

Forget what you say, your actions speak volumes,

Praise and compliments, are empty without proof,

Your words are important, your deeds more so,

When they don’t correlate, it’s a slug to the torso.

Can’t back up your lyrics, what do I believe?

The disappointment is painful, with little reprieve,

I’ve given my trust, don’t squander my treasure,

The way that you act, is my yardstick of measure.

💕 Copyright © 2019, Chapter and Verse Publishing 💕

Actions speak louder than words, don’t say it, if you don’t plan on backing up what it is your talking about, with the necessary actions and commitment.

In my circles, and my friend’s circles, half-steppers and second guessers are not welcome! The currency we value is people who are 100% real; 100% loyal; 100% loving to those who hold love in high esteem; and those who do not dish out nasty surprises.

If that’s your plan, start your own circle, and count me out from the beginning, not once you’ve satisfied your curiosity. Once you’ve learnt how to walk the walk you are so eager to talk, consistently, come and see me for an audition, but if you’ve already excluded yourself from my circle, man have you got some work to do to get back in!

Both trust and forgiveness are earned, not automated. Either you’re worthy of my respect, or your not… only time will tell.

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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