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Slowly creeping into my sleep

Insidious thoughts warp my mind

Mostly focused on myself

I feel like a failure again

The demons whisper to me

In a sinister voice

Telling me lies that hurt

Intended to divide my mind

Subtlety they plant ideas

That place the doubt around

And I am left by morning

Feeling treacherous and blind

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – insidious


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Draw a shadow of myself

Outline who I once was

For today is the day

I leave that old life behind

And strike out to be me


Trace around the fear and doubt

Circle the inadequacy I feel

I dig deep for inspiration

And pull out all my strength

Time to face my new realities


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – outline