“Cheat Codes” (poem / poetry)

How would you feel if the life that you’ve longed for,

Was instantly yours, without doing the work?

Would you smile that you now have the life you adore,

Or think (what now!), and see this deal as a curse?

See, while it’s important to attain our desires,

Earning these treasures, give them their true value,

No one should receive ALL they wish to acquire,

It’s cheating, fleeting, and worthless, I tell you.

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Did you ever play a video game, where you had an opportunity to use an ultimate cheat code, unlocking and acquiring all possible abilities, making you invincible? I did, but what I remember of it, the initial buzz quickly wore off, the game became way too easy, and my interest quickly disintegrated.

Basically, I spoiled the experience for myself, by taking away all of the things I was striving for. These new abilities of my digital character were not earned, so they lacked meaning. There was little left to do, no more secrets to unlock, and in no time, the game was abandoned and collected dust.

Some of the things we think we want, are actually no good for our ultimate well being, things that we did not invest the time and devotion in to actually earn, are often squandered just as quickly, plus we don’t know how to regain them when they are worn out or depleted.

Just because you are not living a fairytale life, does not mean you are not blessed! You will likely have things in your life that could use more of your gratitude; you have goals to give you a reason to get up in the morning, and invigorate you; and because you’re taking small steps you understand and respect the value of these achievements more, so chin up!

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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