Tonight I’m relyin’ on a poem I wrote in 2007. It’s called The Voice. Funny thing is, I just got done binge watching the TV show. I am nearly caught up. Who do you think is going to win? I think Way [spelled We] is going all the way. I think she has an amazing voice. As for my poem, it’s about overcoming negative self talk.

THE VOICE

Have you ever heard the voice we call the bully from within? You know, the one that whispers gently, you’re too ugly, fat or thin?

The voice that creeps inside your mind, your heart, your soul, your being? The voice that only tears you down, but find yourself agreeing?

This voice I speak of-YES, you’ve maybe heard it once or twice, but there are others who have heard this voice and listened all their life.

It’s to those I speak to now while the rest may listen in, for this voice is all too powerful-too powerful within.

By now you may be wondering how I know this voice so well. For years, the lies have spoken; in my mind I’ve let them dwell.

From when I was a little girl, the voice would often visit. Back then it was so subtle that I didn’t clearly hear it.

The voice soon won me over when it turned into my thoughts. You are worthless, you are nothing. You are everything she is not.

In the bible, scripture tells us to think thoughts pure, just and true. Often times, I’ve wondered if it’s me God wrote that to.

It finally took some learning and some listening and undoing for the truth was sadly something I just wasn’t used to hearing.

God’s truth soon filled my head and in my heart, my soul, my being. The voice no longer welcome, but a peace that’s truly freeing!

Listen closely my dear friends and hear these words of truth-God made you for a purpose and your gifts are living proof.

His strength will be your comfort and His love your saving grace. He will teach you not to listen to the voice that takes his place.


write-31-daysThis is Day 19 of a 31-day series on writing naked. You can find the series in its entirety HERE.

This does not involve the removal of actual clothing. So please! keep them on!

Day 20