Confront The Shadows: A Poetic Quest

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Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing poetry for over twenty years.

Being raised solely by my Mum was a blessing in disguise, as in addition to living with someone who was worthy of being called my Best Friend, it also gave me a sensitive side, which helped me become the emotionally balanced young man I am today. I find that embracing my feminine side gives me a greater strength of character and clarity of vision.

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, inspire myself and others, plus be inspired by 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 have recently taken the brave step of putting a collection of my poems out there for all to enjoy, by professionally publishing them. This debut of mine, entitled "Proceed With Awesome" (available from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Barnes and Noble as an eBook, plus Worldwide as a paperback - see Website for details), is an honest, quirky, somewhat philosophical emotional roller-coaster, with poems that for the most part end on a more positive or resolute note. I have bared my soul in these poems and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading and empathising with them, as I did from writing them... enjoy!

Make sure you check out my Website, for all of tonnes of poetry freebies, info on all of my Social Media hangouts, and loads more.