Poetry Blogs (self-love)

self-love (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

kJ Walker on Guilty (10 minutes ago)

kJ Walker on Guilty (19 minutes ago)

julie callaghan on The Funeral (33 minutes ago)

Stephen Gospage on The Funeral (49 minutes ago)

Stephen Gospage on Upstairs, Downstairs (56 minutes ago)

Aviva Rifka Bhandari on One world-one race (1 hour ago)

M.C. Newberry on Driving Instructor (2 hours ago)

M.C. Newberry on ? (2 hours ago)

Mike Bartram on The Sinking of The RMS Titanic (109 years ago today) (2 hours ago)

Mike Bartram on The Stain of Greed (2 hours ago)

Fingerprints

your fingertips are pulsing

from all that touchlessness

where do you leave your fingerprints

when no human skin is around?

 

your hands sniff touch

sniff skin

and they find you

tangled being, hanging plant

with your roots in the clouds

 

you touch yourself and discover

that you have human skin

below your mind's weeds

underneath you vegetal body

so you i...

Read and leave comments (0)

growthpandemicself-discoveryself-lovetouch

Surrounded By Love

As the years go on, and the beauty fades
They are arm in arm, like nothing has changed
And as he hovers close, I can hear what she says
She says - just as sweetly as the very first day...
 
 "Paint me with your love 
  make me shiny and new
  give me all your colours
  it's what I dream of
  I'll be painted, sated
  in layers of love."

And as he hears her words, I can see he smiles
L...

Read and leave comments (2)

lovemeditationrelationshipself-love

Whine or Shine

Is there a poem or song to describe the melancholy that washes over me, unexpectedly? 

 

One to suppress or express, dark desires 

to put myself first, at all costs. 

 

Let my needy family

fend for themselves,

 

betray those that have betrayed me, 

including my own body. 

 

Throw my arms up in despair,

one more time, 

 

or... 

 

take a deep breath, 

...

Read and leave comments (2)

depressionhealingliferelationshipsself-love

Courage

It's been a hard day

Smiling pretending everything is fine

If I pretend it feels better

If I do it enough it hurts less

I haven't texted you all day

I haven't ran to you

I keep telling myself I don't need you anymore

I keep telling myself I don't love you

But a voice in my head keeps saying, " Be patient, be kind, show yourself self-love."

Then I look at my arm the word ...

Read and leave comments (0)

courageemotional painheartbreakLasting Hopeself-lovestrength

I Love Me

The words you said made me realize it's all done

I cried, yelled, and wallowed in self pity

Then I showered

Did my hair

Put on clothes and said  , "That is it girl get it together!"

I said, " That is it girl look at that mirror!"

You are BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, and SMART

I said , "I love me!"

"I love me!"

 

Read and leave comments (0)

courageloverelationship breakupsadnessself-lovestrength

Urge

Urge

I have this urge to call you

An urge to beg you

An urge to show you I can be happy

I have an urge to tell you that I am strong

I have an urge to tell you that I agree and we're done

An urge to say I know you aren't coming back

I have an urge to stop torturing myself and finally let you be free

I say one more text that is all I need

I say one more text that is all I ...

Read and leave comments (0)

heartbreakLove lostpassionsadnessself-love

I Forgot

I Forgot

I forgot how much I loved to write

I forgot how much I love me

I forgot how much it hurt to be alone

Yet, to know that you are free

I forgot how much I love to sing

To feel the warm sun on my skin

I forgot to be me

I forgot how to smile

But today that all changed

Today I remembered...

I remembered it no longer us

It's no longer you and me

Now its me!

Read and leave comments (0)

freedomhurtingloveself-love

At Last

I can’t believe I found you at last. I haven’t seen you since I was 17. 

A few times I felt you near, but couldn’t see you because I was blinded by my attachment to shining knight fairy tales, white picket fences, and the American dream. 

What a relief to know you never really left. You have been here all along, patiently waiting for me...

to smile at my reflection in the mirror.

# # #...

Read and leave comments (4)

confidencerelationshipsSelf-acceptanceself-love

Echoes of Life

What are the chances 

of two lost souls 

light-years apart

colliding twice in life?

Astronomical. Yes!

The dance is sweeter, 

with ego out of the way. 

All that remains is love

purified by the same rock-bottom

pressure that turns grains of sand into

pearls, coal into diamonds. 

Not lustful love, agape. 

Godly, unconditional love for humanity. 

Forgiving. Acce...

Read and leave comments (1)

agapedestinyfateforgivenessgodlifetimelost soulslovenamastepeaceself-lovetwin flames

Pieces of Me

My light shined upon

the dark hues of you-

the vastness hidden

in narcissism.

 

I coated the pain

with discarded paint,

bleeding through linens

of truth's art canvas.

 

Fragile yet edgy curves

dance into shapes that

identify me,

granting sanity.

Read and leave comments (3)

domestic abuselosing selfnarcissismpoetikaly anointedpoetrysanityself-identityself-love

Everything self; Beneath the surface

The trouble with learning to love yourself is this; All things positive "self" is more difficult to practice than the opposite our easily adopted negative self. Bad habits like self-doubt, self-hate,self-harm integrates into your life at such an alarming speed you wont even realize it until its too late, but then you do realize it. So begins a lifetime struggle to get rid of it. The process, unlik...

Read and leave comments (2)

self-hateself-love

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message