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Poisonous Self Doubt

Only life in our mortal realm entrenches self-doubt’s stand. People and events cripple us with critical mirrors showing us visuals of our ineptness. All who are predisposed to clutching their negative blows know doubts occurrences of fearful disturbance thoroughly unscrambles one’s confidence channel Image deceit drips as falsely scented, mixed with drops of fictive doubt, to kidnap our splendid potential. On and off, our truth wrestles doubt’s absolutes. Since youth, most have fought that gloomy devil. ... CayCay January 13, 2019

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Date: 2/12/2019 11:47:00 AM
In writing, self-doubt is my constant companion. It has to be fought every moment, and exists even after I conquer it, just long enough to post my poem. Mine comes from having read and studied the golden poets of old and realizing the magnificent geniuses that they were. Yet as poets we must present our poems, in order to give to others- so doubt must be conquered, in order to do that. A fav..
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Date: 2/4/2019 10:58:00 PM
We all slip up, and that negative inner critic never seems to miss an opportunity to point it out to us -- sometimes, when we have done well. SO well written! I especially love 'predisposed to clutching their negative blows'! Truly, we create our lives, by what we put our attention into. THANK YOU for this!
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Date: 2/4/2019 10:16:00 AM
Excellent, brilliant poetry CayCay. A well deserved top win in Brian's contest.
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Date: 1/23/2019 11:01:00 PM
Doubt in small doses is scepticism, which is good for thought.
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Date: 1/21/2019 1:56:00 AM
This poem is wonderfully expressive of how we all feel at times CayCay. I constantly doubt if I should post something because of that little devil voice telling me it is not good enough. I am sure she will like this one CayCay! I really thought it was brilliant! xxoo ; )
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Date: 1/20/2019 1:35:00 PM
Hi Cay Cay, I can relate to this excellent write. Self-doubt has been my destroyer in many things and it shall be in many more. One day I shall believe in me and who knows what I shall be able to accomplish then. All the best in the contest, Reads like a winner. A fave. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 1/19/2019 7:04:00 PM
I fell upon this one again and ya know what, it's FAVED
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:20:00 PM
You nailed this one CayCay, best wishes...
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Date: 1/16/2019 11:47:00 PM
The poem you wrote could refer to anybody as i believe that all of us doubt ourselves a times, very wrong, for we should go forward with the power of your own convictions as you say in your poem. I dislike arrogant opinionated people who think they are the bees knees but in fact are nothing! Very well written CayCay and good luck in the contest. Poetry hugs and wishes, Jenny.
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Date: 1/13/2019 8:34:00 PM
You nailed it, Caycay. It IS a devil!! And it gets all of us at one time or another. So glad you got this one accomplished. I did six and have six more as of just now (seeing more contests today). This one I really hope I can describe in a way to her liking as you surely did!! Luv ya and HUGS
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Date: 1/13/2019 5:49:00 PM
Great title! as self-doubt can become crippling and must be tackled with positive actions! Well done :)
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Date: 1/13/2019 4:30:00 PM
This is so elegant and emotive, well penned, good luck in the contest!
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Date: 1/13/2019 3:29:00 PM
WoW! CayCay, You have penned a deep and thought provoking write for the contest theme. You have a way with words and you know how to use them. Off to read this again! Excellent job! I wish you the best luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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