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Loving Myself Despite


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I can be silly. . .

I can be bad. . .

I can be a lot of things a lot of the time.

Living my life--

emotional distress.



With open arms--

i welcome--


Because. . .

this is me.

This is who I am.

I'm psychotic.

I'm neurotic.

I'm sweet.

I'm sour.

I'm everything and nothing at the same time.

I. Am. Me.

Loving myself despite all that I've been through, all of the heartache and pain. Loving myself when I've looked in the mirror and wanted to shatter the reflection looking back at me. Loving myself when I can't get out of bed for hours. Loving myself when I look at my body and feel insecure. Loving myself when I don't see what my partner sees. Loving myself when there feels like there's no hope for me. Loving myself despite my illnesses; they don't define me. Loving myself when I have no motivation. Loving myself because I'm not perfect. Loving myself when I accomplish that task I've been working on. Loving myself despite all of these faults.

© 2020 Dani Moore


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Yes...i can relate.

Best to be oneself.

Lorna Lamon on January 31, 2020:

Your spirit shines through in this thought provoking poem Dani. It's having that belief and the ability to love ourselves that makes everything worthwhile.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on January 30, 2020:

Loving oneself is a positive attribute in life and that would keep us going even in an adverse situation - I believe so. Your poem would be a good source of encouragement for those who do not love themselves and miss that internal bliss. I also hope that they would soon join us in loving ourselves. Thanks for posting.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 30, 2020:

Good poem on self love.

Loving oneself is what matters.. it gets me through the day.

Its the most important thing we can do.

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