A new language, the wrong speech. This is not a test, it is not a drill. It's hard work, tears, no sleep, recognizing patterns that have made us weak. "Good vibes only" doesn't exist. It's an illusion, a delusion of dreams. A deception, a false vision, a trick; and it blocks our minds from the things we need.


We'll always find reasons to ignore the screams, brush it off, pay no mind, tune it out, be naive. We can fantasize, lock our hearts, daydream; but isn't it better when the truth can speak? We will make mistakes, say the wrong things, fall a few times, but, what does that mean?


Are we just bypassing the important things? There's no way to heal what we don't admit. Recognize it, accept it, move on, forgive. Learn the lesson, grasp it, use its fuel to lead! NO, it's not easy, that's the biggest myth! It takes courage and soul to dig deep within.




  • Author: LKA (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 18th, 2023 00:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: "When there's no one else, look inside yourself"-It's OK to make mistakes....but we must acknowledge them if we want to heal. Learn, and give ourselves grace. This subject is really close to my heart. Something I try to practice daily.  
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 29
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, L. B. Mek, Maxine Smith, BlessedbyGod.


  • Introverted Sage

    Great write and advice! We always need the dark to dim some of the light, the good to balance the bad and so on.
    "When there's no one else, look inside yourself"
    Yes 1000%
    Thanks for sharing!

    • LIZ

      Awww thank you very much!!! This means so much!!! And, right???? BALANCE-one of my favorite words! Thank YOU for reading!!! ❤️

    • Teddy.15

      An epic piece of reflection here, we can only grow if we make mistakes and learn from them, we are all alone in some way and your beautifully composed poem speaks volumes to who you are as a person and a poetess. Absolutely wonderful words my dear Liz. Your last two lines wow and yes it does. 💓

      • LIZ

        Ayyyyy're having me here all teary-eyed!! 🥺🥺 You saw exactly what I was trying to convey here!!! I appreciate you!!! 💖💖💖 Thank you so much!!!

      • Goldfinch60

        Good words LIZ, life cannot be easy sometimes but each large step you take in life brings you to a better place having learnt from the problems of the past.


        • LIZ

          That's right!!!! I agree! Those struggles help our growth...if we allow it!! Thank you Andy!!!!

        • orchidee

          There's too much 'deepness' going on 'ere in certain poems! lol. I told ya - I only want it shallow. 😁
          But seriously, yes - some things won't go away just by us ignoring them.

          • LIZ

            No shallowness around here!!!! Lol you're going to have to just...dig in 😆😆😆. But seriously, thank you Steven! I always enjoy your comments!!!

            • orchidee

              But - i don't want it all - as I've said! 😁

            • LIZ

              All or nothing!!! 🤣

            • L. B. Mek

              'There's no way to heal what we don't admit.'
              in an old book, is listed
              a set of commandments by a deity
              or simpler, truth's to guide
              a next generation of generation's:
              'Thou shall not give
              false witness
              against thy neighbour'
              commonly abbreviated to
              'thou shall not lie'..
              limited as I may be, I offer
              the interpretation
              'We should not lie, to Ourselves'
              Truth is born of self
              Before we can witness our neighbour's
              we must face, ourselves
              dig deep, be brave
              face the lies we tell ourselves
              the pain we hide from ourselves
              happiness or good vibes
              is a nice, end goal - destination
              but so illusive to manifest
              and even harder to sustain
              why not
              work on what's already there
              our scars, treat ourselves
              like the Altar of Worth
              we are...
              heed our heart's, let tears guide
              and wash away our lies/pains
              then maybe
              when we look at the world
              it won't feel like
              we are invisible wearing shades
              tinting it all
              dark clouds of brooding menace..
              we might actually, witness
              and our universe and our Gai earth
              for that innate beauty
              it has to offer us
              for the art it represents
              for the Truth, it manifests
              in our hearts...
              (your words, never fail to inspire me oh Wise Poet)
              I read and strive to heed
              thank you!

              • LIZ

                I knew you would understand!! "We should not lie, to Ourselves'----Jesus!!! You're really bringing this one home for me. I always say, how can you be truthful to another person when you can't be true to yourself. That's why inner work is so important to me. I can't give what I don't have.

                Feeding our spirit, will only allow us to give better, meaningful offerings to the people around us. "Face ourselves'!!! Hiding is so easy....but destructive! I mean, I don't mind the whole "good vibes" thing, and yes we want that....but good vibes ONLY? That's not real! "Work on what's already there, heal our scars, treat ourselves like the Altar of Worth we are" YES!!! As always, your insight is spot on!! I appreciate you so much!! Thank you!!! 🖤 🖤

              • Neville

                there's a whole lotta truth up there girl ..
                A new language, the wrong speech. This is not a test, it is not a drill .. word perfect .. Neville 💜

                • LIZ

                  Ahhhhh thank you so much Neville!!!! 💜

                • Maxine Smith

                  Speaking from someone who compartmentalised her whole life, it does not work. It only leaves room for the most dangerous implosion.

                  Sometimes it just feels easy to put on that fake face, fake it till you make it vibe, so you don’t bring anyone else down. In reality all you do is bring yourself down further.

                  In reality it’s realising it’s okay not to be everyone ray of sunshine, your light can only shine if you’re true to yourself. Pleasing the world will only dim your light. Taken me till 36 years old to finally try be more open and kind to myself to get that.

                  Your wonderful writings hold so many raw truths and sentiments we should dig in and hVe the courage to follow.

                  It’s a gorgeous write Liz. I needed a write like this to remind me to keep being me.


                  • LIZ

                    Awwwww you're awesome!!!! You know, it really gets to me when someone says...oh "I thought you were healed", " you should be happy now". And I'm like....wait a minute! I am happy...but I still have struggles...and go through pain.....and I am not a saint. Sooooooooo am I supposed to FAKE it? Nah...I'm not about that life! Don't get me started! LOL

                    But you're right...sometimes it is easier to pretend. But at the end of that day we suffer, and the people around us suffer. Like you said, "it's ok to not be ok". Go through it, release it, learn. Whatever that looks like. It's not easy....but the alternative is worst.

                    "Your light can only shine if you’re true to yourself" WOW!! YES!!! I'm so glad you can SEE it. I'm so proud of you. I know it's hard!

                    Thank you so much Maxine!!!

                    • Maxine Smith

                      You have literally triggered my todays write lol I should give thanks because your write really does pull out the most emotions.

                      A true master of her craft. This one’s a gem.

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                    • Pop64

                      Truly wise advice wrapped in an outstanding, fluid read of a poem. Great work! - Michael

                      • LIZ

                        Thank you Michael! I appreciate you!!

                      • Bobby O

                        This is not a test, blacks are mines, fall a few times
                        Those visual and practical declarations build strength and credibility but then the quality and gravitas of this message is like a Vegas double down when the finish is as impactful as the last stanza. One of your best compositions that digs in deep and really rewards. You go girl!!

                        • LIZ

                          WOW! Bobby....I'm grateful! That means a lot to me! And coming from you makes it a little bit sweeter! 🙂

                          • Bobby O

                            I’m from now on Gonna be exactly like that Angela Bofil song.
                            Oh, I had a confusing typo in my review
                            Autocorrect , Fuck.
                            Instead of Blacks are mines I intended
                            Blocks our minds
                            Those are really different in context. Sorry

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                          • BlessedbyGod

                            So true Liz, true healing begins with acknowledging the hurt and recognizing that we are not the ones at fault,( I'm speaking about my abusive past)
                            And not being afraid to share our experiences that can possibly lead others to heal also, and just be there for one another , no one can do it alone, we need a support system in place and with people that has gone through it themselves,
                            Therapists say they get it and understand but unless you've lived it, they don't get it,
                            So thank you for writing this Liz, it's incredible!!🥰🥰

                            • LIZ

                              Thank you very much! You've hit a crucial point. Unless a person has lived a traumatic your case, an abusive's hard to really understand. But finding those who get priceless! Glad it's your past! Proud of you!! I know it's not easy! But together we can help each other heal!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                              • BlessedbyGod

                                Absolutely!!!!!! Everyone has something that they have to deal with, whether they admit it or not, nobody lives a pain-free life or past,
                                I'm so glad to find people that understand and are supportive, I'm really not used to that at all,
                                Thank you

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                              • MendedFences27

                                Love depends on total honesty. It is the foundation of trust. If we cannot recognize our failings we cannot find true love. Truly enjoyed reading this. - Phil A.

                                • LIZ

                                  I agree 100%!!! Thank you Phil!

                                • Bella Shepard

                                  "To thine own self be true". This poem is a reflection on life itself. From the very beginning we learn about the world from our mistakes. Admitting them allows us to become complete human beings. This very personal and perceptual write speaks beautifully to the person you have become "deep within".

                                  • LIZ

                                    Awwwww thank you so much Bella! It's important for us to know ourselves deeply! I appreciate you!! 🩷🩷🩷🩷🩷🩷

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