Dear Self

Dear Self,

I am sorry for the times I tried to be somebody else

I’m sorry for the days I didn’t put you first

When I saw your exception as a sickness

And how I doubted your majestic strength

Dear Self,

I’m sorry for shedding those tears

I’m sorry for denying your presence every now and then

Making up unwarranted excuses for your uniqueness

Mainly because you don’t fit in, you are different

Dear Self,

I’m sorry for disregarding your priceless worth

I’m sorry for making you take so much

I shunned you when their attention I’d won

Shushed you until from a whisper, you became voiceless like the ‘k’ in knob

Looking back now, does it even make sense?

Looking back now, everything was pointless

I acknowledge my mistakes from the onset

I beseech you therefore, for your divine forgiveness

Making a solemn promise of a changed mindset

To henceforth, let you be your awesome self

Come out of hiding, your silence is deafening

Your conspicuous absence makes me completely incomplete

Will you please grant my desperate plea?

Dear Self,

I am sorry

for almost getting lost in the pretense.

I am sorry,

Dear Self.

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    1. In this context, I think it’s easier to be nice to others while we are harder on ourselves because we often want to be praised by them, we do not want to be cast aside for being different, we want to earnestly fit into other people’s ‘idea’ of what we should be like. The fear of being the odd one out is always there. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Be you, whoever will like you, will still do. Instead of being hard on ourselves just to be like others, why not stand out?

      Glad you loved it. Thanks for reading 💕💕

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  1. This is well written and rings true throughout. We must appreciate who we are so that others will also.

    I am not sure how you read my poem “Rebound Effect” on The Peaceful Pub, when that site has been showing as no longer in existence for about a month. Maybe the owner paid to have it revived, I don’t know. Anyway, my new blog is:

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