Voice Inside Me

With rapid spitfire speed
The Ego jumps to retaliate
Nimble naysayer shouts
Not in defence of my attributes
But rather to remind me
Of all that I am not
And all that I haven’t achieved
Loud
Louder
Loudest
To drown out any possible retort
For it must be right about my lacking
Get me to agree with this thought
And thus the constant battle
To silence this noise
That comes from within me
To tear me down instead of support
Psyche feeding on my fear
I lovingly rebut
That you are wrong to say these things
I know you fight for survival
But I have not need for your criticism
The world outside provides enough
In here I foster encouragement
Inside my strengthening self
To beat that which scares me
Stand tall in the shadow of myself

Debbie Gravett © 2019.04.29

RDP: Nimble
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

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