“Commence” (poem / poetry)

Up to now, things have been fairly one sided,

I’ve been quite the host, responding politely,

My demons have tried their best to run amuck,

Confrontations that can leave your confidence shook.

I’m not after perfection, just the best I can manage,

I’m determined, optimistic, and up for the challenge,

The first step is to do away with pretence,

No more shying away, let the battle commence.

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This piece is a supportive shout out to people, who are about to venture somewhere that I’ve already been, and that when necessary, I sometimes revisit, plus it is also aimed at those who are not quite ready to begin a battle such as this yet, but will be some day soon.

Confronting our demons and vices is a huge undertaking, one that is extremely worthwhile, and is most rewarding when we are motivated enough, to enter into it wholeheartedly.

It takes, what in Economics they call a “Cost Benefit Analysis”, where you look at an aspect of your life (in this instance), and weigh the costs of continuing a habit, mindset or vice, versus the benefits it brings.

When we realise that the thing we are considering, harms us and our future happiness much more than its perceived potential benefits, it’s time to leave it by the wayside and do better for ourselves, by finding an alternative that serves us more, without the negative connotations.

This can apply to abusive or one-sided relationships; jobs that resemble slave labour; addiction to something; dietary or lifestyle choices; habits; and many other things… let the transformation begin.

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 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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