Thoughts begin to spiral

The maelstrom begins

Angry, vicious, biting thoughts

Tearing me down and away

Self-hatred, self-loathing

Consume and devour

Faster and faster

Speed the thoughts of destruction

 

STOP

 

I command myself to stop

Stop the thoughts

The self-bashing

The degredation

 

Think of three good things

Three good things about yourself

Three things you like about yourself

 

The struggle begins

The maelstrom pulling harder

Trying to trap me within

But I fight

 

One: I’m a good writer

I cling to this

I know this to be true

 

Find more, find two more

Keep fighting to find more

 

Two: I care deeply

For those I love

 

Find another, one last thing

 

The storm is quieter

 

I keep fighting

 

Three: I am strong

 

The waters have subsisded

The storm has calmed

Peace returned

 

For once, the battle won