niallprideaux

Internal Voices

When I look in the mirror,

who do I see?

I see someone I do not like,

and who will he grow to be?

 

I see someone who is fragile,

someone who is blind;

blind to what the others see,

to all but the internal voices in his mind.

 

The voices scream and yell,

saying "You're not good enough",

they're as loud as a Church bell,

echoing "You're going to Hell".

 

It took some time for me to look at myself,

the skin and bone I possess,

to silence the voices deep within,

because I am truly blessed.

 

 

Comments2

  • Damaged Soul

    There is no hell as its known. The word hell is derived from the Ancient Greek word hellous, and hellous simply put is the ground. Later, around the tenth century the Germanic word hel clarified the very same, however the Germanic world not only means the ground it also means to be covered over as well. It is only pagan insurgency, and Christianity adapted by the Romans at Constantinople in 343 AD that wrongly changed the meaning of the word hell in order to be used as a means of controlling the populous which brought about the modern day meaning of hell, but the Bible itself does not mention hell as being a fiery torment. That being said you should not fear hell. Ecclesiastes 9: verses 5 and 10 reinforce this saying that the dead are conscious of nothing. As far as your body type is concerned I would say to those who scoff at you,, You who are perfect cast the first stone. I obviously loved the poem as reading it provoked a lot of thought.

    • niallprideaux

      I actually did not know that, so you've thought me something there. I realised that I was personally letting everything get me down, and also the media in particular didn't help with promoting the 'ideal body' as it's a proven fact that men are now as vulnerable to it as women.

    • OUTBACK

      SOCIETY* ITSELF IS PSYCHOPATHIC IN ITS NATURE ! THEY ALWAYS ARE THE VOICE TELLING THOSE WHOM WOULD BE THEMSELVES : AS THEY SO ARE : TO GO TO HELL ! SOCIETY* AS SUCH = IS A KINDA HELL ! BE YOU : DON'T BUY INTO THEIR BS! THE VOICES OF SUCH : ARE SILENCED*: BY WAY OF THE EXPLORATIONAL EXPRESSION OF LIFE* THAT YOU SO ARE !

      • niallprideaux

        I agree with you

        • OUTBACK

          (JUST AN AFTER THOUGHT) * - IT SO SEEMS THAT FOR WHATEVER REASONS* THE HUMAN SPECIES CREATES {PROBLEMS}* FOR ITSELF : SO AS [A KIND OF PURPOSE]* ASSUMED ! A [CHALLENGE]* - (FOR AS WELL AS AGAINST ITSELF)*! WHEN SAID CHALLENGE IS MET & OVERCOME - THE {DRAMA} OF [BECOMING]* - [BY WAY OF OVERCOMING]* IS [ACHIEVED]* AS IN THE STATE OF [BECOMING]* ONES ASSUMED OF PURPOSE & GOALS ARE PERSONALLY REALIZED BEING* = IS ! BECOMING = THE EXPLORATION* OF THE POSSIBILITIES of BEING - HENCE = THE INTRINSIC NATURE OF {LIFE} = [INFINITY] ! IS MAINTAINED ! [THE UNKNOWABILITY* of LIFE = THE INFINITY* OF LIFE] ! (QUITE A TRIP* - TO SAY THE LEAST!)* HEY ! KEEPS IT ALL INTERESTING !!!



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