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2021-06-30T13:14:16-04:00June 24th, 2021|Musings on life|

Inner voice

If the voice in your head is not kind,
remember that it’s only
trying to help.

It thinks it can protect you
by warning of all the things
that could go wrong,

of not letting you get too happy
in case things don’t work out.

It’s a kind old woman
trying to sell you something
you don’t need.

Don’t buy what she’s selling,
but don’t slam the door
in her face.

She cares for you,
in her strange old way.

So smile at her,
and thank her for her concern,
but explain that you don’t need
what she has to offer.

She will knock again,
but eventually,
she will get the point.

And in the new quiet,
fill it with a voice
as soft and hopeful
as if you were asked
by the young part of a plant
that’s almost ready to flower

“should I try to grow”

and your voice
echoes back every time,

“oh, sweetie,
you’re going to be great.”

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