“Barrage” (poem / poetry)

I was unprepared for the torrential downpour,

Searching for answers, yet tough questions were my reward,

Surrounded by freak weather, I couldn’t see through the fog,

Bombarded so ferociously, I feared it wouldn’t stop.

Scared stiff and feeling lost, losing control,

Stripped of my defences all the way down to my soul,

I surrendered to the Universe, the clouds soon cleared,

By letting go, you too, can dissipate your fears.

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One of the gorgeous souls I have the pleasure of knowing, wrote a moving piece a while back and decided to share it with us recently. It touched me deeply, and I had the realisation that while I’d gone through a similar struggle, I hadn’t really spoken about it openly, which is odd for lil’ ole me!

It was around four and a half years ago, a close family member of mine was losing the battle to Cancer, with only weeks to live, I’d also recently moved to a new City for work, which was very demanding of my time and emotions, plus there were bills, and other issues all piling up on top of me.

Out of nowhere, I began having panic attacks, the anxiety was intense, I didn’t know what was going on, it was unlike anything I’ve ever felt, the sense of helplessness was totally overpowering. I wrestled with it, but it got worse. Long story short, the only thing that worked was acceptance.

I knew there was little I could do, so I meditated on it, finally finding the lessons that I clearly needed. I found my way out by lessening my grip, and trying not to control things so much. Dark times are inevitable, but it’s how you respond that matters… focus on your blessings and lessons people!

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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