The enemy within

The odour of fear is sickly sweet

it oozes out of sweat pores

covering the body in pusillanimous goop

attracting the life force sucking vampires

in the guise of self doubt and low self esteem

feeding with frenzy till no remnant of self is left

which illustrates the fact

we are our own worst enemy.

41 thoughts on “The enemy within

  1. I like the thought self-doubt and low self-esteem are life sucking vampires. So true! And yet, so many of us are taught to claim less than we are — and that claiming to be what we are is immodest.

    What an insightful poem!

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  2. Such deep wisdom presented so wisely and lightly.. Could relate to the truth in each and every line.. It was so timely for me.. But, no worries dear, now I’m on the verge of getting out of this.. Successfully fighting fear out.. Couldn’t keep myself out from loving this post Punam.. God bless.. πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•β€πŸ˜‡

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    1. I am not so happy that it resonated BUT I am glad you are getting out of it. Always there for you. Wishing you strength and courage and believe me, things will be just fine. πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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