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Listen no more

By JBazPublished 4 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
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At night the voices return to haunt me

I lay unmoving

They question me

I cannot answer

Words growing louder in the dark

I fear them

Echoing promises, they cannot keep

I am tempted

They remind me, you are nothing, no one cares, you are alone

I was alone

Whispering secrets, I no longer wish to hear

I won’t listen

Telling me who I should be

I don’t agree

They offer me what others desire

I hear lies

In anger they belittle me

I am calm

Words spoken of the past, try to guilt me

I am forgiven

You are the same, worthless, and unworthy

I have changed

You should be more than you are

I am enough

In pressured silence, no more is heard

I begin smiling

Frustration seethes and hatred fills the air

I say nothing

There is quietude, they have no more to say

I am content

No longer will I allow them to haunt my dreams

I am stronger

There is quiet, the voices cast off in the night

I have peace

I am free

I am me

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I have enjoyed writing for most of my life, never professionally.

I wish to now share my stories with others, lets see where it goes.

Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies, I currently reside on the West Coast. I call both places home.

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  • Danielle Elizabeth Andrews4 months ago

    This is so raw. Thank you for sharing.

  • Very intense. Well written.

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Awesome!!! Loving it💕

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Thank you for sharing a poem sopersonable and well written. It speaks to the vulnerability we all face. ❤️

  • isn't great when they become silent?! Great job, thank you for sharing

  • C. Rommial Butler4 months ago

    The chorus of malignant voices can either be the furies to our Orestes or the Maenads to our Dionysus. After long struggle, the choice is eventually ours. Very enjoyable to read your work.

  • KJ Aartila4 months ago

    This his a good piece - well written, raw & relatable. :)

  • Alex H Mittelman 4 months ago

    I love this! It’s totally relatable and well written!

  • Excellent words and thank you for giving me more ideas

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    This is so well written. It's emotional and powerful. Great piece.

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    I love how you portrayed silencing the internal negative voices with positive truths. A very empowering piece. Wonderful work!

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    "Frustration seethes and hatred fills the air" Powerful stuff! Loved this one. Hearted and subscribed.

  • Julie Buchy4 months ago

    You words resound. I quite like this depiction of inner struggles.

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