ReadingRedhead

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Hello there, my name is Kita. I'm here trying to improve my writing and help some others along the way :)
"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt"
-Sylvia Plath

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I wrote this piece a while ago but I am deciding to publish it anyways. constructive criticism or comments are always welcome :)

My Dear Old Friend

December 14, 2018

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I had a dear old friend 
and we've been friends for many years
inseparable at first, still, as we continue through the years

He gave the best advice
and he was always there 
he told me what to do
to escape the life I wear

but times grew tough
then I grew tired
tired of his constant nagging 
tired of his constant touch
tired of his constant reminders that what I do won't be good enough
tired of his hopeless words he whispered in my ear
tired of the empty threats that haunted me for years
I wanted to escape him now, for we were friends no more
an optimist turned pessimistic as I lay there on the floor

I've tried to run
I've tried to hide 
but my dear friend always finds me
hiding in the shadows 
Hiding in my books 
Hiding in the perfect lies I've written, take a look

But my dear friend come and find me
I'm stepping into the light 
I dare you to come and follow
This time, I promise I'll put up a fight
ill watch you shrivel and shatter 
and I know exactly what comes next 
you'll go away for now
but you'll be back,
then it's goodbye confidence.
 
leave me now and leave me well
my head is not your place to dwell.
I'm stronger than I've ever been,
anxiety, I won't let you win.
 

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