Watch Out For You Too.

in poem •  3 months ago 

You've lived your life trying to make others like you
You modelled your life hoping you can be like them since you can't beat them
You crave acceptance so much that you altered yourself
You altered yourself so much you forgot who you are
You are a shadow of yourself and felt unnoticed
Unnoticed like a book left on the shelf for too long
You altered yourself just so you can fit in
A round peg in a square hole and you wondered why you were not enough
You can't be enough because you left who you are for who you are not
You wanted the approval of others over your sense of worth
It's not selfishness to watch out for yourself too, everyone does that
They picked themselves over you, so why pick them over yourself?
Wondered who others look out for in a group picture?
Of course, each one for himself or herself
You are important and you matter too, never forget that
Everyone else is taken so why not stay true to yourself too?
Know the value of yourself and your opinion too, give no discount
When you sell yourself short, don't feel bad when they undervalue you
We accept the love and value we think we deserve
You get treated just the way you treat yourself and that's life

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Thank you for your time.

My pen doesn't bleed, it speaks, with speed and ease.

Still me,

My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

Olawalium; (Love's chemical content, in human form). Take a dose today: doctor's order.

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