The other night I was talking to myself
and I noticed I was telling myself lies.
I tried to call my own bluff but I couldn’t.
All I got was evasive answers.

I got angry with myself but it didn’t help.
I wouldn’t budge.
I pleaded with myself but it didn’t help.
All I got was an eye roll.

In the end I gave up and told myself
I’m not talking to you anymore.
I moped in the corner, grumpily
refusing to speak another word.

With an inaudible sigh I smiled, happily.
I had won.


There was a prompt about a dialogue, one of the #NaPoWriMo days. It seemed a good prompt for catching up. This is my day 26 entry.

26 thoughts on “Soliloquy

  1. Frank Hubeny

    Very good observation about talking to ourselves. We often tell ourselves lies. I hadn’t thought of that before, but it makes sense. And we always win as you mentioned in the end.

  2. Glenn A. Buttkus

    With my introspection, daydreams, and inner dialogues, I remain the star of my own shit (as Bukowski put it).

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I know, I explained in a comment in the blog there. Thus poem is from 2015. I’ve shared diverse on Twitter and Facebook, to keep up that part of the deal.

      This is my first time participating, next time I’ll bring a new one.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

      1. Angela van Son Post author

        And now I’m really excited to have done so 🙂 I’ve seen my poetic friends engage with dVerse for years now, I’m glad this prompt got me to participate for the first time. I don’t know why I didn’t do it before.

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