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Imposter Syndrome

An Acrostic Poem

By Harmony KentPublished 10 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
Imposter Syndrome
Photo by Rene Bรถhmer on Unsplash

Distracted by doubts, no matter how much praise you receive

Imposter syndrome makes friends with fatigue and exhaustion

Serial stalker that it is, this evil shadow-self lies in wait

To pounce at your most vulnerable moment

Regardless of how many demons youโ€™ve faced down

Admonishment ambushes and abuses

Catches you unawares and unprepared

Torches your dreams and, relentless, kills

Inspiration, motivation, imagination

Optimism drowned in blood pooled in a hurt heart

Negation needs to come fast, vital action to destroy such nonsense distraction

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About the Creator

Harmony Kent

The multi-genre author who gets write into your head

I began writing at 40 after a life-changing injury. An avid reader & writer, I love to review & support my fellow authors.

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  • Donna Fox (HKB)10 months ago

    This was relatable and so heartfelt! I loved your choice in words and the narrative you told with this one! Beautifully done Harmony! ๐Ÿ’–

  • Robbie Cheadle10 months ago

    Excellent work, Harmony

  • Holly Pheni10 months ago

    Oh, this is very real and honest! You, my friend, are not an imposter at all, but an awesome creator!

  • This was wayyyy too relatable! Such a powerful poem!

  • Test10 months ago

    Wow, really well done and raw and completely engrossing. Nice writing๐Ÿ’™Anneliese

  • Grz Colm10 months ago

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š Powerful writing and relatable as well. Terrific job!

  • Beem Weeks10 months ago

    The sentiment is familiar and relatable. You've a gift for truth in your words, Harmony.

  • Dana Stewart10 months ago

    You've blended a sophisticated, street sense poem that's elegantly raw. I'm impressed, this is fantastic work Harmony!

  • Jan Sikes10 months ago

    One of the things I love most about poetry is how raw and honest you can be. This one gets down to the root of pain, drowning optimism. Well done, Harmony.

  • Dana Crandell10 months ago

    Right on the money, and your last line is pure motivation. Well done, Harmony!

  • Gwen Plano10 months ago

    Powerful, Harmony. โค๏ธ

  • Ruth Stewart10 months ago

    Excellent stuff, as always. Unfussy and relatable, it touched my heart. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค—

  • KJ Aartila10 months ago

    Nice work! I love this line - "Optimism drowned in blood pooled in a hurt heart". โค๏ธ

  • Staci Troilo10 months ago

    Another poem packed with power words. Nicely done, Harmz.

  • Cathy holmes10 months ago

    This is so true. Very well said.

  • Paul Stewart10 months ago

    This really is incredibly relatable. You've nailed it so well, Harmony. Could have been written about me, honestly! You're on fire, Harmony!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby10 months ago

    Brilliant and relatable ๐Ÿ’•

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