“How can you love yourself so much?”


“How can you love yourself so much?” some asked.

“It’s selfish to love yourself this much,” others said.

I replied,

“I’ve hated myself

For a long time

For the things

That weren’t under my control,

For the dreams

That I had to leave behind,

For the decisions

That were meant to be taken,

For the mistakes

That made me learn,

For the failures

That kept me going.

It took me years

To realise

That I blamed myself wrongly

For all the wrong

That happened to me.

And now that I’ve realised this

It doesn’t matter

If you find me selfish

Or if you are jealous

Of my love for self.”


In response to Let it Bleed Prompt 5

15 thoughts on ““How can you love yourself so much?”

    1. Thankyou so much Barb! I know it’s a difficult journey for some of us. I won’t say that I’ve learnt it completely, but I’m still in the process. It feels beautiful to love yourself 💙💙

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