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Poem-Self-Respect Is the Goal -Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 49

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Self-Respect

Self-Respect

Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 49 (Respect)

Dear friend and talented poet gave us the word prompt ‘Respect’ this week. Reading her article about the word prompt increased my respect for her immensely. In spite of so many problems of storm, power outage, and health issues of her partner, she continues to inspire us with her writing work and encourages fellow writers to keep writing by giving us word prompts every week.

My poem in response to Brenda’s word prompt is a Blitz poem. I have tried the Blitz form for the first time and hope Brenda and my Hubber friends like it. Many of my Hubpages friends have published Blitz poems and I loved them all. I was tempted to try this form as I was inspired by their creative work. I admit it was a bit challenging. But along the way I started to enjoy writing it.

Respect yourself and others will respect you.

— Confucius

Self-Respect

Self-respect is as important as self-care. When a person is honest and kind and acts with dignity, he or she earns the respect of others. Being considerate and respectful to others evokes respect and admiration from others. We should never have to put up with being illtreated by others. We need to define our boundaries and never let anyone step beyond it. When we value ourselves, we gain respect. Self-love is important to develop self-respect. A person who values his self-respect finds peace and dignity in life.

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.

— Laurence Sterne

Poem-Self-Respect is the Goal -Response to Brenda Arledge’s word prompt week 49

To value your worth and dignity

To believe in yourself is self-respect

Self-respect is being honest with yourself

Self-respect is to be at ease with how you feel

Feel your absolute best

Feel good to wake up to

To set your own boundaries

To respect your talents and interests

Interests that excite you

Interests that propel you towards growth

Growth comes with dedication and diligence

Growth brings glory and happiness

Happiness is in leading a simple life

Happiness is in helping other people

People will admire you for your qualities

People are enamored with success

Success is achieved by hard work

Success comes with grit and purpose

Purpose of life is happiness

Purpose gives meaning to life

Life is a difficult journey

Life lived right is a gift

Gift yourself compassion

Gift yourself some love

Love yourself for what you are

Love your work and respect all

All the rules have to be followed

All that we need is contentment

Contentment is a state of mind

Contentment leads to gratitude

Gratitude heals body and mind

Gratitude brings joy and peace

Peace results from good intentions

Peace of mind is a valuable treasure

Treasure each moment of life

Treasure the memories in your heart

Heart of gold shines very bright

Heart knows whom to trust

Trust your instincts and decide

Trust yourself to make the right choice

Choice to set your boundaries

Choice to do things that you enjoy

Enjoy your achievements

Enjoy freedom to follow your goal

Goal to success and respect

Respect that is earned

Earned

Respect.

© 2022 VIDYA D SAGAR

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