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Voices in my head

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Voices in my head

I see things in my dreams
Aliens then screams
Government, terrorists, spies
Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, lies
They are coming in my sleep
I can’t scream, not a peep
Fireants in my brain
My voices make it plain
Life isn’t as it seems

I ain’t gonna lie
I got problems
Don’t deny
Should be locked up
Outta my mind
I know I’m crazy
But maybe that’s just me
Don’t judge me by the outside
See inside I’m terrified

Locked my heart threw away the key
Locked it up so they can’t see
Its breaking loose
Can’t set it free
Can’t keep it close
Can’t let it be
I try to find my sanity
But somehow that’s just not me
My brain thinks differently

I ain’t gonna lie
I got problems
Don’t deny
Should be locked up
Outta my mind
I know I’m crazy
But maybe that’s just me
Don’t judge me by the outside
See inside I’m terrified

Others see a different world
Without the fear of dreams unfurled
Broken hearts, shattered screams
My insanity becomes a reality
That only I can see
My reality is the insanity
Deep inside of me
Until I set it free
I will never see with clarity

I ain’t gonna lie
I got problems
Don’t deny
Should be locked up
Outta my mind
I know I’m crazy
But maybe that’s just me
Don’t judge me by the outside
See inside I’m terrified

I just gotta set it free
I just gotta be me
The world wants me to hide
They just gotta realize
That I am truly crazy
And really that’s just me
I am finally set free
To find my sanity
In insanity

I ain’t gonna lie
I got problems
Don’t deny
Should be locked up
Outta my mind
I know I’m crazy
And I know that’s just me
Don’t judge me by the outside
See inside I’m finally alive

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 1:56:00 AM
    Heather, Quite a contrast with my Jacuzzi. Yours is not a long poem but a very absorbing. Thank you for this delight.

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 5:16:00 PM
    Kudos, my friend. this is a brilliant poem. written with sincerity with so much heart. Don't you worry, we live in an insane world. Fear is a terrible thing, but when looked straight in the eye it becomes powerless. Besides look at the world around you, the whole world is running scared. I adored this poem, my friend....Peter

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 1:01:00 PM
    Hi Heather. I am new to PoetrySoup. I was wandering around the site when I came across your spectacular poem. You express with such passion the struggle thinkers face in maintaining sanity. Because sanity is defined by the Average. And you are anything but Average. So the struggle goes on. But there is hope in the final line of your poem. Accept your "insanity". Understand that you are not Average. And you will "See inside I'm finally alive". Well put. Drop by sometime. Peace..Sam

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 2:15:00 AM
    everyone is crazy just a lil bit good poem ooo yea nice to see you a lifetime member

  1. Date: 3/5/2014 8:08:00 AM
    I think in life, if we're lucky enough. We come to a place within ourselves where we can accept ourselves. Love your insightful perspective Heather. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 6:45:00 PM
    Great ending, or begining to this write Heather. Happiness about liking who you are. Building a good world within to make a good world all about. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 5:02:00 PM
    I, as many others can relate to the feeling you describe in this wonderful poem. Not only does it convey a message, it flows with beat and measure. All of the above put together makes for a very enjoyable, and meaningful work of art. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 10:20:00 AM
    Introspection is a difficult thing to do. You have described everything here very clearly.

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 12:19:00 AM
    Along with the ink from your pen the pain flows with each word that you write revealing the gifted poet that you are. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Let go...let go...open the doors to freedom...be what you are...be strong...as strong as this beautiful piece of writing. /x/ paul

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 4:53:00 PM
    Brilliant piece - only the pen can touch your thoughts that's why you are such a talented poet. Thanks for sharing it's so relatable. Tiaua.

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:38:00 PM
    I can relate to this completely. I finally found my inner voice when I put pen to paper, and let it all out. You are a very talented poet, Heather! This is an amazing write, and it is a fave for me!...You might like my poem titled, "Echo", please read it sometime. Also, thank you so much for the kind comments! :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 7:39:00 AM
    long , enjoyable...

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 4:16:00 PM
    - A deep and touching poem..... wooow - Proficient written... but cruel experience/ dreams, Heather. - Like your end :" Don’t judge me by the outside See inside I’m finally alive " - oxox // Anne-Lise :)