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     Elisheva Halle updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago 5Members · 7 Posts
  • Elisheva Halle

    June 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    The voice of the Monster

    So close, and yet so far

    Success within my reach

    And yet

    You don’t deserve this

    You’re not good enough

    What makes you think you can have it all


    You’ll fail

    That’s for sure

    You’re grabbing for too much

    You think you’re talented?

    Think again my friend

    You have no special touch


    You’ll always be a failure

    Just accept that won’t you now?

    Just live in your quiet corner

    So close and yet so far


    NO, I won’t listen to you

    Let me be

    You’ve come again to mock me

    How is it I don’t see?

    It’s a trap, I know

    How is it that I fell for you again?

    I thought I did away with you yesterday

    My pathetic, annoying friend


    So close and yet so far

    Is it real

    This voice

    I just must know

    I strip him of his mask

    And behold

    An illusion

    Nothing’s there

    Everything’s bright and well


    You’re valuable

    You’re worth it

    You can do anything you set to try

    Believe in yourself

    Don’t give up now

    Just bid that monster good-bye



  • Brocha

    June 24, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Ohhh, this is empowering.

  • HappiWriter

    June 25, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I double that!!

    I have that monster in my head all the time…

  • Sury

    June 25, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Whoa! It’s fantastic! We all have that monster in our minds – yetzer hora…

    I love how you end off.

  • Esther

    June 25, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Is that part of what is killing me?  Thanks a million for putting it into words…

  • Elisheva Halle

    June 30, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Thank you all! Yes, Sury, you are right, I’m describing the Yetzer Hara, but he got so tricky these days, acting all self righteous like he’s trying to improve our avodas Hashem…the reason why I chose to write ‘monster’ instead of Yetzer Hara is because for many people, their idea of the Yetzer Hara is the same as when they learned it in elementary school…they don’t realize just how powerful the yetzer hara really is and that it’s real 

  • Elisheva Halle

    June 30, 2020 at 6:23 am

    And yes, Esther, sadly, many people don’t recognize that negative voice in their head as a monster…the yetzer hara is dressing up like the yetzer tov, pretending that dwelling on our mistakes and failures and putting ourselves down is the way to improve. Of course, it’s all just a trap…  this is why I wrote this poem…I realized that my anxiety I felt over something in my life was a total illusion created by the yetzer hara, who was trying to make me feel less than and not worthy

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