Musings and Other Nonsense - Children's Stories, Poems and Songs

Shadow of Doubt

August 31, 2021 Peter G. Reynolds Episode 33
Musings and Other Nonsense - Children's Stories, Poems and Songs
Shadow of Doubt
Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever heard that little voice, the one that says, "You can't"? That's the voice of Doubt. It can be sneaky, but you do have an ally to help defeat it. Find out who it is in this short rhyming story. I have no doubt you'll enjoy it!

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This episode is called, Shadow of Doubt

I don’t know what I’m doing.
I really haven’t a clue.
Some say that I'm an expert
But no, that isn’t true.

My friends all think I’m perfect.
In truth, I’m deeply flawed.
And scared that people around me
Will discover I’m a fraud.

But wait, I know that voice.
Those are the words of Doubt.
Why must you always bother me?
I wish you’d just get out!

You sit there on my shoulder,
And whisper in my ear,
That I am undeserving,
That failure is always near.

But then I hear another voice,
From the opposite side,
That says I am deserving.
That I should burst with pride.

That’s the voice of Confidence.
It makes me stand up tall.
It says I can do anything,
Yes, anything at all.

But Doubt can be quite crafty.
In shadow, it will wait,
And when I least suspect it
Will tell me I’m not great.

Thank goodness Confidence
Has been there since my birth.
It fights my Doubt everyday
And reminds me what I’m worth.

I hope you enjoyed the episode. If you did, please check out my rhyming picture book. Lost Hallway, Where do Lost Things Go and my middle-grade chapter book called Stitches in Time Travel, both are available on Amazon.  Stitches in Time Travel is also available as an audiobook on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. You can learn more, at storiesbypeter.com where you can subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates and news. See you next time!