Whispers in my ear

Can you hear me? See me?

are you aware that I am here

the voice that whispers in your ear;

making you insane.

No one will believe you

no one will ever care

you mean nothing my dear

can you hear?

Daily I fight this battle

trying so hard to ignore the voice

the one that tells me all the time

how wrong I am on this earth.

I counter the voice within my head

list upon list of my deeds

I need to center and balance it out

or else I will lose my mind.

This voice has been with me for always

listing out how I am not worth-

not worth the love, the tenderness

not worth a moment of happiness.

Some days I am the winner

the voice is shut down and out

some days I am the loser

and I begin to doubt.

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

August 22/17