Voices

Do You Hear Something?

Do you hear silence?

Silence cannot second guess you

It cannot put you down

Silence cannot drown you

In constant nagging doubt

Let the silence fill you and

Hope you'll never understand

The torment you live every day

When the voices do not go away


I hear voices whisper

Second guessing every decision

I hear voices talking

Flooding my mind with dark ideas

I hear voices shouting

Eating away at me with constant insults

I hear voices screaming

Endlessly contradicting me and filling me with confusion


"Follow me into the darkness"

What gives me the right to live in the light

I'll follow them into the cold

A dark decent into self loathing and sadness

Follow me as I am called down by the voices

The endless babble that drowns me


I hear voices

Do you hear voices?

I hear voices

Do you hear voices?

I hear voices

Do you hear voices?


Voices of self doubt.

There are voices inside each of us. They second guess us and put us down. These are the voices that tell us we are ugly and that we are undeserving. The nagging voices of self doubt. I warn you now, if you ever hear these voices, DO NOT LISTEN! They tell only lies.



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Lili S 5 years ago

Oh wow this was so good!

I think most people can relate to this on some level.


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tammybarnette 5 years ago

Wow, having gotten to know you a little bit now I understand this very well. My mom always complimented me and said that I could be anything I want as long as I give it my all. Her voice was my conscience for years, and somewhere along the way the voice became my own. Never doubt that you are a kind, warm, loving human being who deserves unconditional love, you can be anything you wish,as you have proven you are a fantastic writer, truly gifted:)


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Two Poles 5 years ago from Morgantown, West Virginia

that last stanza....wow!

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