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WHEN I LOVE MYSELF

There are days I feel like throwing this body away
There are days I feel like beating it like a distasteful donkey
There are times I feel like burning it
…and throwing the ashes somewhere even air can’t reach
There are times I want nothing to do with it
But when I love it
…it takes me on a whole new level

II
When I love myself
I see little wins as suns shining upon many a future others
Thinking the world bright and loving
Wanting to hug even my enemies
And like a beautiful bird, I fly free

III
When I love myself
I see me as the moon with many stars
Brightening our sky while loving the dark
I feel the light I need not, falling on many a deserving others
And feel the soaring backed by winds uncalled

III
When I love myself
I feel like the prettiest of birds
Flying fine in fairness and freedom
With wings even Shaka Zulu can’t break
At a feet no harm can touch

IV
When I love myself
No anger touches me
For I hear insults as praises
Whips as taps
Hatred reaches me as love
And surely bad gossips about me parade as worship

V
When I love myself
Oh when I’m feeling myself
When I really really love myself
Nothing and no one can push me from happiness
…to anger
Bad vibes fear my space
Horrid memories flee my mind
Harsh attitudes kneel at my feet
For I know nothing but greatness
When I love –
When I oh so love myself
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © July 11, 2021

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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