The Big Chill

Hello my fellow sledders! After the recent snowstorm that most of us around the World have been subjected to, I had the urge to share another published poem for free with you all, from my debut book of poetry “Proceed With Awesome” (Available here), although this time the poem has a much more frosty feel!

I wrote this poem at a time when I was feeling pretty low, I had been putting a brave face on and soldiering through it as well as I could, but when I finally began to open up about the thoughts and emotions I was wrestling with, I was met with a wall of silence for the most part.

Penning this poem whilst stuck in that dark place was my way of describing my mind state, preparing to move forward with my life, and laying the foundation for its linked poem – “Grateful” (also found in my debut book), which drew a line under my angst, gave me the strength to begin venting my pent up bitterness properly, then reminded me (and eventually showed others) that dark experiences and realities can be used as fuel to rebuild again!

The World Is So Cold…

Nose hairs breaking like icicles,

Take a deep breath and feel the sting,

Frozen solid, no sniffs or trickles,

That’s how cold the World really is.

 

Worse than the strongest blizzards,

Just think of the total opposite to,

The preferred temperature of an African Lizard,

Timesed by infinity, and you still have no clue.

 

There is no scientific explanation or theory,

Although there’s a reason, which remains hidden,

I try to speak out, but no-one hears me,

The words won’t travel, because it’s so bitter.

 

Limbs filled with death, no likely repair,

No new blood arrives, no spent blood can leave,

Resulting in a loss of feeling, as if nothing’s there,

Like the black foot of Longfellow Deeds.

 

Should it be forgotten? Is it still ‘there’?

I mourn its condition and try to revive it,

Will nobody help me?! Does anyone care?

Greedy Zombies have no real way of realising.

 

The weather’s preset, forecast, misleading,

This used to be my real smile, and is still what it looks like,

But it’s simply frozen to resemble it, that’s the reason,

Why the World is so cold… yet still… I smile!

 

2018 © Following Whispers

Frozen BubbleBird On Frozen Bubble

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To Infinity and Beyond

Hello fellow explorers! Once again, I’d like to bless you with another free poem, to give you a further taster of my debut poetry book, “Proceed With Awesome” (Available here).

This poem is dedicated to those of us who love to travel, meet new people, learn something new about the World or themselves, embrace unfamiliar experiences, plus to those who appear to seek ALL available knowledge and experiences. …good hunting!

Infinity

Travelling is something we all seem to do,

Either physically or exploring the depths of the mind,

Whether it’s miles or thoughts that you cover,

You can’t do it all in a single lifetime.

 

Just think how many square metres this World has,

Too many for any one mind to perceive,

It’s impossible for someone to visit each metre,

And know that they’ve been everywhere when they leave.

 

All of the knowledge and information around us,

Could never be absorbed or viewed by one brain,

Those amazing facts of existence and culture,

For one person to know, would send them insane.

 

Complex data and ancient mysteries,

That place or fact the map or media missed,

Secrets, experiences and Government cover-ups,

Put together would form an infinite list.

 

There are people you shall never walk past,

There are things you shall never think of or see,

Things that don’t interest you, so you miss out,

Wisdom you want that is never released.

 

This planet amazes me with what it contains,

I know I can never know its full contents,

Questions I have that shall never be answered,

Things that I’ve read, but don’t get what they meant.

 

If you know everything then there are no surprises,

Being a know all, you’d have nothing to seek,

I’m glad that this is not at all possible,

As you’d be detained and labelled a freak.

 

We’re a small, compact ball of information,

There is so much more away from our planet,

Stars, Galaxies and the unknown Universe,

We want this knowledge, but could we handle it?

 

2018 © Following Whispers

Sphinx Under A Starry Sky

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Another Poem For You To Enjoy

3D Hearts on Black BG

Aloha!!! …I’d like to treat you all to another one of my published poems from my debut poetry book “Proceed With Awesome” (Available here), this one is in support of those deserving people who are still looking for (or building foundations with) their partner in crime / soulmate.

Just remember, love is likely to come knocking when you least expect it, embracing those whose hearts are already in the right place. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, your chances of finding love will always be much greater if you stay positive, love yourself first and let things progress naturally! …enjoy!

True Love

I want to tell you all about love,

And share its secrets and power with you,

The colour, the warmth and mostly the beauty,

Of a force that is strong when it’s true.

 

I perceive it to be like a flower,

With pollen to share when it blossoms and blooms,

The pollen from one may inspire another,

Or sometimes it gets people high from its fumes.

 

Avoid fake flowers called infatuation,

These imitations should always be feared,

Although some people scarred from a past love,

Prefer things genetically engineered.

 

Me, I’m out there, after the real thing,

Planting seeds, only to see stunted growth,

My heart still awaits the growth of a flower,

As I promised it one, and I swore under oath.

 

There is a seed, and it has my name on,

Fairly nearby if I look hard enough,

That will grow into a large and prosperous flower,

If I plant it before life tries calling my bluff.

 

The seed bears a magnet, drawing me closer,

Whispering softly, though I don’t know where from,

I just wish to find this pure divine power,

Before I blink and my time has all gone.

 

When this flower grows and matures,

My heart will be at peace for all time,

And the flower shall be wilted by nothing,

As I will have united with the power divine.

 

To every love searcher following whispers,

Don’t wallow in pain, you must go beyond,

For if you stay focused and try to be patient,

I’m sure that you’ll find your true loving bond.

 

2018 © Following Whispers

Picture of 2 fingers holding a heart together2 Fingers Hugging

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In Honour of the Recent Super Blue Blood Moon

In order to highlight the immense beauty of the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ that graced our skies recently, I wanted to share one of my poems with you, which was published in my debut poetry book, “Proceed With Awesome” (Available here).

Secrets Of The Crescent Moon

The moon has many faces,

Each one is like someone,

Things we see, and things we don’t,

Of those times now long gone.

 

Some people keep lots locked away,

Some people will share most,

But no matter how open they might be,

There’s one door that stays closed.

 

Everyone has a dark side,

Even if not shown,

And if they do share most times,

It’s when trust has grown.

 

Inside myself, I hide things too,

Of times I wish I could forget,

Things I couldn’t tell a soul,

Though one day this I may regret.

 

As I went to bed last night,

Upon my pillow was moonlight,

The light, distinctive and so bright,

I looked and saw a truthful sight.

 

The moon it smiled and called my name,

I saw myself, and it was right,

I guess there’s only me to blame,

That half was black, and half was white.

 

2018 © Following Whispers

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