A Poem by RayLynn

We often see ourselves through a different lens than others see us;

We’re more critical and harsh with ourselves.

We hear our parents, our peers, our teachers, and even the media telling us that we aren’t good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not athletic enough, and not as perfect as we should be.

But our own worst enemy truly is ourself.

The thoughts and ideas we hear become embedded in our brains and ours minds embellish and create atrocities far worse than the things we hear.

Our minds bear the demons we face everyday and each passing word adds a new terrifying feature to our demon.

“She’s so ugly”: your demon’s claws sharpen like knives.

“She’ll never pass this class”: your demon’s eyes glow a fiery red.

“She’s not worth my time”: your demon’s fangs double in size.

“She’s worthless”: your demon now covers your entire scope of reality so you can see nothing but the terror looming in front of you.

And that, my friends, is how depression and self-doubt are created, they become products of our own minds and being injected there by the world.

© 2017 RayLynn

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I do feel that a certain amount of wanting to feel the victim is at work too (in some cases not all by any means).
An informative treatise on a rising epidemic worldwide.

Posted 4 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well written and very true. I am very critical of myself so I know exactly what you are saying here.

Posted 4 Months Ago

1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

profound write,it will touch many

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on October 8, 2017
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