Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
-- Charlotte Bronte
At times it may not be easy to notice self-esteem
because it's not something that people advertise
but we value ourselves more than it may seem
not wearing a price tag, for that being too wise.
Loving ourselves is what we have to do
warts-and-the-rest -- nothing to leave out
even personal flaws, if they are one or two
but a big deal, it's not what self-love is about.
It's just great to feel at home in our own skin
not like wearing an unsightly and dirty shirt
interacting never to be game of lose or win
or dragging others' importance through dirt.
Living by the Golden Rule of "Live and let live"
we make all of our relationships a smooth sail
it's got to be always based on take and give
and then everything else that it may entail.
We may not be equal by our talents and skill
and yet each one is equal as a human being
ego's parade makes us phony as 3-dollar bill
a personal importance that's not worth seeing.
At final day of life we are all a beggar and a king
leaving all importance and possessions behind
and all that's left of us is but one single thing
memory about us in others' heart and mind.
© 2022 Val Karas