Do you realise
That the harshest voice in your head – is yours ?
Perpetuated by conditioning of old most likely
We allow ourselves to be labeled
Initially, we want identity
And we like it
It helps us make sense of the world
That’s when you were 5.
However, at some point
We began to believe
That ALL labels were true
Those we encouraged for ourselves
Those beautiful and loving ones
Somehow made way for those Shi%$y ones
They crept into our dictionary, our vocabulary
And when the going gets a little hairy
They come out
They creep out and give us a vocabulary
Now the words themselves aren’t bad
They are just an alphabet arranged
How we USE them is where the damage is done
The words each time used
Become easier to say and hear
Those noisy words that roll off the tongue
Become easier to wear
And in the silence – in your mind –
Nobody can point out how destructive and wrong they are
How wrong YOU are about YOURSELF
Yet those noisy little f&%@ers label
And unless you stop the labels early – they become ingrained
However, all is not lost !
In fact I bet some of those noisy little lines say you are lost – right ?
The moment you stop the noise
The moment you say no – I am more than that label.
It stops. Instantly.
In fact – find a new word
Get the goddam thesaurus happening
Find 20 new ways to say A-mazing
Find 12 new words for passion, empowered, soulful
And label away – yet choose the right label
Not those Noisy little f$@%#rs of old
That does NOT serve you
Don’t be your own worst enemy