Inner voices

And I can’t tell if it’s killing me or making me stronger

The longer I wonder the less able I am to participate

I become

paralyzed by indecision; Inaction my companion who whispers haughtily in my ear

You can’t
You won’t
You shan’t

And I can’t tell if it’s killing me or making me stronger

I become

Riddled with doubt that seeps in when confidence falters; it alters the trajectory of a life as it taunts you with your indecision

You can’t
You won’t
You shan’t

It whispers in the dark

No one cares about your voice

Your choice

Becomes

Yell louder or succumb to the silence that is trying

to drown you
define you
smother you

And I can’t tell if it’s killing me or making me stronger

Can you

Full disclosure: I read the statement ” And I can’t tell if it’s killing me or making me stronger” on Pinterest but it had no attribution. As soon as I read it this poem was born.

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