Poetry

VOICES By Ibekwe Ifeanyi

Written by Editor

I heard them again in my head so loud
So real I thought it came directly from the cloud
By my side it always stays and shout
It comes and goes like the day and nigh
Nothing but troubles breed my mind
I can’t concentrate without all my heart
Then through my mind it tears me apart

I stand and doubt every minute in an hour
A look at me is filled with worries
I wonder, will it ever be stories
It says to me the things am not
Some good but bad and mostly worse
Oh! Does anyone else hear voices in their heads
Do anybody else have to always beat their chest
While they speak, does it counter their words,
Do they always need assurance of being the best?

Many are guilty whose minds are free
Never a day begone without soliloquy
Could these be features of insanity
Can I not live like folks who are free?
Can I make my choices and be good with it?
Can I not wear thoughts that are not from me?
What can I do to have me be?
Can I not hear these voices!!!

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.