Self Doubt

We stare into a false mirror
Seeking to find the truth.
But the glass is crack’d and shatter’d
By lies which hide that truth.

You can’t step through the looking glass
To see the other side.
The image of that which you’d see
By truth will be denied.

And the mirror’s cast is crooked,
The image is askew,
The truth you’d swallow bitterly,
Leads doubt to be imbued.

That reflection is an echo
Of that which you fear most.
The only power that it wields
Is given by its host.

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4 thoughts on “Self Doubt

  1. I particularly like the last line, “The only power that it wields is given by its host”. It is really difficult at times to not give power to self doubt. Well written and points to a fault found in all of us.

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