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Speak Up

"Live your life for you, not for anyone else. Don't let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself" ~Sonya Parker


I just tend to keep quiet

Rather than speak for myself

I hate having arguments

Both might end up getting hurt


My mind wants to say no, no

Not surprised I blurt out yes

I try to please everyone

Better not to rock the boat


Always think of others first

Thought I'm just considerate

Doesn't matter I'm burdened

Don't want to let others down


Though I silently resent

I just took it all in

The cycle goes on and on

Till I began to have doubts


Abused, stressed, guilty, and trapped

I started to realized

No need to please everyone

Stop being agreeable


I need to learn to speak up

Practice myself to say no

I have to live my own life

Not on others approval


I have learned to love myself

And build my self-confidence

I have to know my self-worth

I have to set myself free



"Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." – Anna Taylor

© 2021 Harriet Dionela

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