“High Hopes” (poem / poetry)

Meeting your Hero can often be a write off,

It may be a huge moment, or a big belly flop,

Some fans views are shattered, which is uncool,

Depending on who you choose to look up to.

So, select your Heroes wisely, not on a whim,

And hopefully you’ll smile, meeting them, her or him,

I spent the evening with one of mine recently,

He surpassed my hopes of warmth, humour and decency.

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Last week, I had the opportunity to enjoy the company of one of my favourite living poets, the amazing, charismatic, ever-talented Benjamin Zephaniah. I’ve followed his work for over 15 years now, have many of his books and albums, and finally got the chance to see him in person.

It was such a wonderful experience, his poetry is even more vivid and captivating when you’re literally metres away, his character filled the room with laughter, his beautiful mind took us on an unforgettable journey… it was better than I ever could of imagined.

He was already a massive inspiration to me, but now even more so! He shared so much of himself, without a hint of ego, it came from a place of love and unity. But it got me to thinking of previous heroes who fell short of my expectations, and those who have let others down, or showed no humility or concern for others.

They say never meet your heroes. They say you’ll be disappointed more times than not. Well, I must have gotten lucky, as before anything else, he is a magnificent human being! So I had to pick up my pen, and show some gratitude to those who deserve our respect and admiration.

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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