"The War Inside Your Head"

There's a war inside your head,
that only you can figure out.
Who's side are you on,
when your mind is full of doubt?
Do the angels entice you?
Or the demons betray?
Is it love that you fight for,
or for freedom, you say?
Are we the people,
the country, this land...
are we worth the bloodshed, the tears,
and every fallen man?
There's always a price,
and we pay it ten fold,
the rich and the poor,
the young and the old.
But there's no greater price,
than that of the soul.
Its worth more than diamonds,
silver or gold.
A life lost
is the fee to live,
when honor and virtue
are so hard to give.
The battle is fierce,
and our enemies strong,
but only you hold the power,
the will to move on...
There's no one else to blame
for our failures and mistakes.
We make our own decisions.
Its our lives at stake...
So take it into your own hands,
Don't sit idly by,
while the world passes,
and you silently die.
The war can be won,
but you must choose to fight,
to stand up for yourself,
and your God given rights.
The war can be done.
The war can be diffused,
just put up your weapons,
and let your words be the Muse.
Its all in your head that we cant get along.
Ignorance. Racism. Religion. Fear.
Lack of communication and understanding
is what led us here...
The war is inside your head.
Will you let it take control?
It just might cost you your life.
Are you ready to pay the toll?

© Copyright NMJ 2012

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Damn girl, I just want to eat you up ,and then maybe I can write something as powerful as this.

Much Love


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

So powerful and yet so true, how we think can be different to how we act as long as we learn to control our feelings and treat each other with respect, rated up! cheers nell

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Lol Michael. I dont think you need to eat me to write something like this. Just dig deep within. just let the words come to you. Thanks.

Nell, nice to see you at my hubs again :)

If only we could all just erase the war in our heads and be better people and respect one another. But people let fear and emotion get the best of them. Hate. and this is a big reason why i dislike people in general. They can be so cruel and uncaring sometimes. We all bleed and we all die. life is too short to live that way. World peace can only be achieved if people recognized this and changed their way of thinking. United we stand, divided we fall. People have forgotten that.

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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wow, Nikki this is so powerful and persuasive. This is bold and makes such a great case and makes sense. There is no fate but what we make. :)

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

yes ma'am. We choose to love and accept others, help those in need. or to hate and abuse others and turn a blind eye. I know I havent really "helped" anyone and i dont necessarily love and accept everyone, but thats more due to the fact that i dislike people in general for their ignorance and stupidity. but doesnt that make me ignorant? I want change but i dont really do anything to make change. All I can do is write and hope a point gets across.

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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

You've captured the power of one's mind. We are each given a journey and sometimes our mind can surely create crazy detours. Doubts, fears, passion and arrogance are bound to cause havoc. You speak of the battles, but sometimes we need to know how to choose them and when to walk away. Not always an easy decision. There definitely are cruel people out there and with some it is easy to see they have their hands over their eyes and ears as they refuse to acknowledge or reflect on their actions and much less - on your perspective. That is when I walk away and then my own battle continues because I then torment myself about whether I should have pushed just a bit harder.

Thank you for writing such a bold and thought provoking piece. I liked reading through the comments too.

Peace, Marisa

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you so much missolive...Yes part of the battle is knowing when to walk away... but sometimes you need to just face them head on. Sometimes you need to just be the bigger person and let it go. knowing that nothing you do will make this person change their mind. some people are just set in their ways and refuse to budge. we can keep trying and pushing all we like but its like trying to push a 12 ton boulder up a steep hill. that aint going no where with just yourself pushing. sometimes we need help. we cant do everything on our own. and sometimes we have to. Life is one big battle that we fight everyday with all the obstacles and opportunities it throws at us. You never know if youre making the right decisions until its too late. sometimes our pasts get in the way of our future, but we need to stop looking at all the what ifs and what could have beens and look at whats to come, and what is. We can only do our bests and live our lives as best we can. Change ourselves first before we can even try to change the world, the war. Everything you need is inside your head. and your heart.

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bellawritter23 4 years ago from California

We all fight battles on a daily basis inward or outward but ulitmately whos will will draw your fate?!?!? Great write Sunshine :)

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Hi Blossom!! My Bella! Havent seen you around. Ive missed you. Thanks for commenting and reading :)

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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

Beautiful poem and great video. Voted up of course :)

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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Great work and I loved the video too.

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank yu Ma lady. It is appreciated :)

Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Wow, Nikki! This is thought provoking and challenging! A clarion call to us all but how many are willing to answer that call? As you have so eloquently said;

The war can be won,

but you must choose to fight,

Great food for thought, Nikki!

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks poetic fool! not a poem about unrequited love but still a good one. thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Poetic Fool 4 years ago

No, but as I went looking for those poems I kept getting distracted by all your other great poems!

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Haha awesome. well by all means...read as many as you like :)

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