Hidden within depths
Nobody can see from anywhere
Though some have never cared to look.
An absolutely disproportionate arrangement
Between what was yesterday
And what is today
When really we should only concern ourselves
With right now.
He was the captain of the ship
A rocky road was ahead
So he shouted to all of us
All I wanted was silence
To silence the voices in my head
That tell me I’m not worth anything
Or they tell me I’m outrageous.
The cranium is made up of bone
There are many things that can break bones
But nothing in this world can break those voices
The thousands of times you were told you weren’t worth it
The hundreds of times you were told to quit trying
Because you were a failure.
The many times you were told you were loved
Yet have nobody.
Inherently humans lie
Because they would rather cuddle up
To a convenient lie
Then to be hit over the head
With the inconvenient truth.
She sits in front of a mirror
Combing her hair
When she remembers her mother
Telling her how ugly she was
And how no man would like her if she were fat.
So she starves herself now
Barely eating enough
To even survive
And yet she has never found a man
To love her
At 88 pounds.
The voices from the past
Want to shut them off?
Many people many places
Crying out to be heard.
I look around to hear something substantial
But people are nary saying a word.
Shouting sounds at a void
Seems to be the only facade.
If you want the truth in appetite
You’ll have to quit looking abroad.
Heaven is where you go for theory
For truth and enlightenment.
Everyone there will be happy to see you
They won’t be able to contain their excitement.
When you need to hush the voices
Deep within your head
You need to hit your knees immediately
When you fall out of bed.