The whispers of the mind,
the doubts that fuel your fears.
Stumble and fall at the words,
until they are all that you hear.
It’s safer to hide in shadow,
the darkness where you won’t be seen.
Never fly and you’ll never fall,
and failure’s slate shall be clean.
Success may lift you high,
but how many do those heights claim?
Stay here those voices say,
do not play the fool’s games.
How long did I listen?
Longer than I’d like to say.
But fear gives way to nothing,
and I did nothing with each day.
And so I decided to struggle;
to reach the heights, to achieve.
And when I doubt and the darkness falls,
I simply choose to believe.
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