Where ever I go, what ever I do,
There you are.
Incessantly talking, rambling, preaching,
Telling me I’m not good enough.
I’m not smart enough,
I’m not this, I’m not that,
That other women/men/children/dogs/
That my ideas stink,
That I’m destined to fail.
God I wish you would just…
Shut the fuck up!
But you don’t, you get louder and louder and LOUDER,
Until my head is a-spinning and my thoughts are all jumbled.
I want you to quieten down,
I want you to calm down.
Telling you to fuck off, shut up,
Ignoring you, shutting you down,
Just doesnt work.
So maybe if I acknowledge you,
Welcome you with open arms,
And ask what do you want and how can I help you…..
That seems to do the trick,
I can feel you breath a sigh of relief and relax.
You quieten down and now I, too can relax,
My thoughts start to unwind and
My mind settles down.
You no longer feel attacked,
You feel validated and heard.
For isn’t that what all of us really want in life?