Whispering Voice (poem)

Having had a day away from WordPress yesterday, today I am doubling up on my daily prompt daily poetry! I admit to feeling rather bereft when I heard that the daily prompt would be finishing at the end of this month. I have very much enjoyed the challenge of writing a poem based (however loosely) on a single word. The upcoming change will influence the way that I, and many others, write on their blogs, but being a resilient bunch I’m certain that we will adapt and thrive.

So, onto my double themed poem… a while ago I blogged about how I shut myself off from truly acknowledging trauma by locking it in a box in my mind, or believing that I’m just living in a bad dream. In a similar way, I often find it hard to believe the good things that happen to me and think there must be some kind of mistake and that I will get found out eventually as being a fraud. These two aspects of my emotional being are represented in the poem which uses the daily prompt words of ‘famous’ and ‘doppelgänger’.

Whispering Voice

I hear the voice that whispers to me
that whispers to me so quietly
It shows me the stars in the dark night sky
and in a soft voice it tells me lies
It tells me how my life is fake
and all that seems real
– is just a mistake
And the voice that sings
– and rings like bells
It sounds so convincing, the stories it tells
It makes me believe in fairy tales
And blown on the wind
– are my dreams, like petals
The petals that swirl inside my mind
Obscuring the truth, blurring the lines
My doppelgänger lives inside of me
It gives its voice to my poetry
It tells me I’ll never be good enough
That I’ll never succeed
– or be famous
But forever live in this altered state
with the whispering voice that dominates.
copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

via Famous and Doppelgänger — Prompts – The Daily Post


4 comments on “Whispering Voice (poem)”
  1. What a lovely poem. I could envision a tiny play in my mind as I read it. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you for your lovely words 😍


      1. You’re very welcome. ☺

        Liked by 1 person

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