'SELF' Denial

I put myself down

insecurities lie bare

open wounds bleed out sorrow

of utter despair.

Credit is not given

where credit is due

no faith in myself

dreams scattered askew.

I take me for granted

as others also have done

afraid to face my worth

from my own being, I run.

Castigating myself guilty

judge and jury of my own trial

I'm tried and convicted

of 'SELF' denial.

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