“Love Yourself”


Love yourself they always say

Yet we easily forget these words once faced between the “world” or “me”.

So easy for us to find excuses to defend their misgivings even though we bleed after every forgiveness.

So easy for us to blind ourselves to every flaw that’s right on our faces even though they themselves refuse to accept all our imperfections.

So easy for us to close our ears to all the lies that is being said when we know deep in our hearts that we are being fed with yet another myth.

It’s a choice we all once made for we thought it’s how it should be.

To choose others is humane as others may even say.

But we all need to understand that loving others doesn’t mean we have to compromise our own sanity.

It’s no crime to put ourselves first.

It’s not being selfish.

It’s not being egoistic.

It’s being realistic.

So it’s a lesson we all have to learn

To love ourselves even more.

For no one else can do that but your own.

It doesn’t mean you forget others, it just means you put yourself first.

For when the show is done and when the curtain is down

no one is left bruised and wounded but you.

Of course they’ll say they understand, some even offer a helping hand

but at the end of the day you’ll always find yourself alone in the dark,

tending your own inner torment.

So this I must say

For us to start now.

Love yourself above others.

It’s not wrong.

It’s a choice.

(Photo grabbed from Pinterest. Credits to the owner)

Much love beautiful people,


Arlene Kischaen Aboli

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  • sheldonk2014
    October 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    I love this
    great read
    As always Sheldon

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