One of my fav poets on WordPress, the lovely Ameena with a poem on selfworth. 🙂
She said “you are worth saving”,
And I wanted to ask why,
For I went to bed at sundown,
Dreading seeing the daylight.
She told me, you are beautiful,
And I traced down all my scars,
Feeling every indentation-
Shrivelling at their sight.
She told me pick your self up,
There’s still strength in your stride;
But darkness had convinced me-
My bones could barely stand.
I wished that she would leave me,
To the company of my thoughts,
But my Lord had other plans, for
She stuck like gum on a wall.
Until I began to ponder,
What is it she sees in me;
Maybe beneath, I was more than,
Brokenness and fragility.
I sifted through the darkness,
For a single ray of light,
Something to show I was deserving,
Of such friendship, such heart.
Then everyday at sundown,
Under the company of the stars,
I searched for worth…
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