Tracks of a Wandering Mind

Poetry, stories and random thoughts from a wandering mind.

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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August 14, 2014 - Posted by | Poetry | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Agreed. I don’t think we can ever view ourselves objectively. So why not chose a slightly rosier view? =)

    Comment by redgladiola | August 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Precisely! My view is almost always the bigger part of my problem =)

      Comment by Brady | August 14, 2014 | Reply

  2. 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.

    Comment by heartspurs | August 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you! LOL..that one was pretty much aimed at me as well 😛

      Comment by Brady | August 14, 2014 | Reply


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