Tag Archives: self-esteem

Who She’d Be

They told her she’d never be good enough, that her worthiness qualified her for nothing. They judged, seeing her like the world, through their hatred, insisting in whispers, she was less than human. Who would she be, if being her … Continue reading

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River of Truth, Bridge of Lies

She closed her eyes, closed her senses. It was too late, too late to un-hear the tension where tension oughtn’t have been. His rigid smile strained to build a bridge, to span the truth with fabrication, her heart wanting to … Continue reading

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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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The Sound of Her Life

Who was she without life, purpose, or her identity? The sense of self she’d fought so hard to find they wanted to bury. Breathe, she’d breathe, she’d let the haters fade away, she’d remember all she’d done, all she had, … Continue reading

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Different

It required half-a-life to find the self within, the voice inside, her self-compassion. The reward that followed was cruel ignorance, the hatred of others, blind vengeance. Her assigned role was taking her soul, creating a victim, but once a survivor … Continue reading

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A Place So Vast

Born into herself, a self unaccepting, she built walls for her own protection, but seeing beyond she couldn’t do, her safe place a lonely place until she became new. The new was the old, without self-infliction, the life within no … Continue reading

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Looking

He looked at her seeing someone else, someone ideal, someone she couldn’t be. He depended on her, someone to be useful, someone who’d wait when he was with someone else. He looked for her, but she wasn’t there, she’d looked … Continue reading

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Chasing Acceptance

There was a point along the road when she realized the truth, that being different was going to have to do. Chasing dead ends was a cul-de-sac of indifference, where frigid embraces bore no resemblance to acceptance. She’d waste no … Continue reading

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Each Night, Each Day

Each night, in the shadow of her dream state, she battled the past’s threat, it’s childhood terrors, where she waited for her bedroom door to open. Each day, in the clarity of determination, she rebuilt her life anew, shouting defiance … Continue reading

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Breathing Life

Branded with shame  for living her truth. Scorned. Threatened. Driven to bleeding her life so as to remember she was alive. Was living breathing, or was living having a life worth breathing for? Better to run into the storm and … Continue reading

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