By Makayla Loves

A poem about what it’s really like to live with a little voice inside your head.

tw: depression & mental illness

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The was the first piece of writing I’ve ever done. It came from a time when I was sitting in my room with candles lit, alone. Really alone. I wrote this about the little voice in my head that speaks negatively o me each day. I call it the devil.

I have been diagnosed with depression since I was 16 and each day I continue to battle with the devil. Some days are harder than others but no matter what happened, I am still here.

Makayla Loves is a 21 year old poet from a cute little town called Thirroul. If you enjoyed this piece, you can read more of her work here.