my biggest accuser

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my biggest accuser
points the finger
at my pride
my inflexibility
my belief
in the rightness of me

my biggest accuser
whispers in my ear
about my selfishness
my smugness
and my neglect
of the things that matter

my biggest accuser
knows just what buttons
to push
to deflate my joy
to bring me down to earth
with a thud

but the problem is
I can’t shut out my biggest accuser
I can’t just walk away
and not listen

because my biggest accuser
is me

About Jodie McCarthy

Jodie is a writer, speaker, poet and mother. An unashamed words girl who writes to process the myriad of experiences of life. In her writing and on her blog she investigates the journey of life: the beautiful; the painful; the everyday; and the mundane. She has a heart for encouraging women on their life journey, particularly when that journey traverses the harder places of grief and pain. On the days when she is not writing you will find her in her kitchen, usually licking the beaters from a chocolate cake. You can find her books and follow her journey at