The Inner Critic’s Lesson

Dear inner critic

Why so dismissive?

Of creative expression

Laying awake at night – restless

In a state of deception

Convincing yourself

you’re never good enough

Desperate for affirmation

Confusing it with love

Tell me “why bother?”

When failure hovers

Well- what if I were to tell you

Failure is fiction?

What would you think

Of such a valuable lesson?

And with discretion

You’ll begrudgingly accept it

Because failure’s friend – perfection

Too – does not exist

As they disappear before your eyes

Those illusions won’t be missed

And should they return

And you revert to old ways…

I’ll remind you – with love

We find lessons in mistakes


© 2019 Mena B.

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