There are times when I struggle, wondering if it is okay to put my own self first, before others’ wishes for me. I believe in doing what my own heart says is best for me. Do you? I wrote a new poem with many thoughts circling in my head. Once the vocabulary came to rest on the computer screen, I pasted my poem about the self here.
See My Sense of Self
You see me but I don’t see you,
You see it is a version of me, virtual,
That you have come to know.
The issue is that I am more than a
Smiling photo, with lush vines growing between
Syllables and sweeping past doubts aside.
I am seeking light but
I cannot carry it all with me, and that is a
Sacrifice that comes with a reward of
Reaching for what I’ve been
Held back so long from achieving.
Here is my sense of self,
Here I am strong and focused,
Putting my own needs first.
That it is a proud moment.
©2014 Christy Birmingham
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