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Below is the poem entitled Insecurity which was written by poet Katie Telling. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It is a chronic disease
that eats away at my soul
as my weakened mind 
allows it to creep into the
crevices of my brain.
It destroys the skin 
on my hands and face,
picking at it until it bleeds,
leaving open sores
and patches of raw flesh 
that scab over
only to be torn open again.
It infiltrates my 
defense mechanisms,
distorting perception
until my sense of rationality
dangerously melts into
irrational territory.
I unknowingly cross over
into a place where my thoughts 
become mutated in the thick saturation
of insecurity,
and the contents of my brain
slowly begin to liquify.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Hi Katie, you have a special talent, this is so profound, and a outstanding poem.. harry

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:47:00 PM
    Well, Katie, I have read all you poems and you have tremendous talent, so I am expecting to see big things from you on the soup. I was 74 on the 5th of this month and have been on the soup for a year, come feb. 2011. I love it. Soup mail in a little while. Charles

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 8:55:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Kate. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you may enter.If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 7:18:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed your poetry today.. hope u will check out the contest scene to enter and good luck with luv..