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Poetry Self-love

Reason will prevail

Reason is outnumbered
But it never wavers
(Reason will prevail)

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Poetry Self-love

So many of us

So many of us
So wrong about
So many things

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Flaws co-exist with beauty

Be strong enough to concede
That flaws co-exist with beauty;
Withhold the need to relabel.

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Poetry Self-love

I will not run out

If the heart knows ache
My pen will find the letters
I will not run out

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Poetry Self-love

What you love

Exit the parade
What you love will bare themselves
Amid what remains

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Poetry Self-love

Bloom

Like flowers — unfazed,
unreserved to show their grace;
Let your colours bloom.

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Tint

“Pain talks over other voices
Puts on a tint of dirt
How do you pay attention
With hissing in your ears?”

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Merry-go-round

I live life like in a sprint—
A lighted matchstick
Stuffed all of myself in every strike
I could not repeat anything twice
Each day, I become a little less

But dirty dishes and laundry ground me
They taught me that life is ongoing
(They taught me rest)
It is everyday; it is in the breath I take
No matter how sick or tired,
I’d draw in one more breath

So enjoy the ride
In this merry go round
Keeping alive is never wasted time

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Poetry Self-love

Yoga

Take breath, find stillness
Sit with the pain
The love you give to your body
It will present itself back to you
As grace, as balance
As strength

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Love Poetry Self-love

How about we take some god damn responsibility?

How long more are we going to cry
For the world to balance up
Like an empty seesaw on standstill
Shhh, no one moves

For people to be this, but also that
Never mind it contradicts
Never mind that we are all the same—
Balls of wool herd to either sides of fence

How long more will we fall
And blame the ground for the bruise
Accuse the crowd of pushing;
Our parents, for giving us feeble legs

We can circle the game of victimisation
Spend eternal inspecting the manual
Or, take some god damn responsibility
and we start living.

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