Antidote

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about the anxiety and self-doubt myself and other writers contend with when writing and sharing our work.

Antidote

By Vera Anne Wolf © 2018

 

Told you what I was making

You said I must be faking.

Why must we speak

With razors on our teeth?

 

Thought that I could be flying

You said I should stop trying.

Weigh me down

With all your misery.

 

We never get along

Yet somehow we fit.

I tried to shake you off

You must admit.

Don’t challenge me now

I’m done with it.

If this is a game

then we should quit.

 

Told you that I was breaking

You said I must be faking.

Why must we speak

With razors on our teeth?

 

Thought that I should try dying

You said I wasn’t trying.

Let me drown

In all my misery.

 


Submitted: September 27, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

Our self-doubt is one of the most toxic relationships we will ever experience, but if we can overcome it, then we can become so much more than we thought possible.
Nicely done!

Thu, September 27th, 2018 6:41pm

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Yes, but I always struggle with it more so when writing, especially rough drafts, because they're is so much involved and no mater how much I write or read about writing I always feel like an amateur. But I love writing so its hard to give up.

Thu, September 27th, 2018 5:47pm

hullabaloo22

As far as putting up our writing for others to read, yep, there's always a lot of trepidation, worry about how people are going to see it. It can definitely be relevant to more personal anxiety and depression too, because who can really know what it feels like but ourselves. An excellent piece!

Thu, September 27th, 2018 8:09pm

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Thank you for reading and the encouragement :)

Thu, September 27th, 2018 5:50pm

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