“Blank The Blinkers” (poem / poetry)

Know that I’m no sheep, I won’t just conform,

Simply because, I’m shown what’s the norm,

I have my own mind, I know who I am,

I’d rather disappoint, than partake in a sham.

I care not for keeping appearances up,

Won’t stay in a room, in which there is no love,

Friends may become foes, in the blink of an eye,

When told “here, put these blinkers on!”, I’ll ask you “why?”

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Social circles can sometimes evolve into complicated hierarchies, which can lead to you occasionally feeling unwelcome, somewhere that you used to feel at home. Maybe it no longer has the same appeal to you, now that your priorities have shifted, or maybe you don’t want to be involved in an unsettling scenario that’s unraveling.

The beauty of it is though, that you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, you are the Boss of your own life, who you choose to let in, and who you choose to keep at arms length.

Life is too short to appease those who don’t really care for your welfare, you are no less important than any other person (even royalty or heads of state), and anyone who makes you feel like you are, doesn’t know your true worth. Friendship is not a mere title, it is a feeling, just as love is.

I’m not saying you should wish harm on those who aren’t a good fit for your soul, you can still be civil, but if there’s somewhere else you’d rather be, or someone else you’d rather be spending time with (even if it’s merely enjoying your own company), then don’t pretend otherwise, forget the status quo, and do what makes you happy.

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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