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Self Doubt

Self doubt is my destroyer,
Puts obstacles in my way,
It is my enemy, my poison,
Killing my talents and abilities.
The negative babble
Chatters loudly in my head,
Reinforcing the self criticism.
It gets under my skin,
Haunting my self esteem.
I feel it travelling around my body,
Like bacteria flooding my blood.
It makes me confused, unsure,
Bringing me down to the dark side.
I'm stricken with feelings of unconfidence.
I've got to fight these demons,
Obliterate the bacteria,
Execute the lies,
Bring in the light so I can shine, 
Embrace faith and believe in myself.
I have to take control,
Reward myself with peace.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 2/6/2017 3:19:00 PM
Elizabeth... this broke my heart and gave me hope all in one fell swoop. I've been here, many times. It resonated so deeply, that it hurt. But your ending... WOW!!! Those last lines are so powerful. Excellent work.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/6/2017 3:24:00 PM
Thank you so much for your comment. Got to keep following the light and stay positive.
Date: 2/1/2017 12:21:00 PM
One thing for sure is you don't need to doubt yourself about writing poetry, I think your work is top notch Elizabeth.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/1/2017 12:30:00 PM
Wow, thank you for that comment.
Date: 1/30/2017 12:27:00 PM
There is always some self doubt I believe in all of us, but when we allow it to stand in the way of us moving forward, then it is a problem. You have expressed this wonderfully in your poem Elizabeth.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/30/2017 12:34:00 PM
Thank you for all your comments Chris.