Tag Archives: self-worth

Knowing Where to Look

Years became decades, empty steps on empty roads searching for her lost self, tear-filled breakdowns on a loop turning backwards, checking unwelcoming doors that refused to help. Doors became barriers, each voice on the other side new hatreds to endure, … Continue reading

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If Only

If only she knew how. If only she had the strength. If only she had the courage. If only, if only, if only… If only she hadn’t turned her life into a series of hypothetical daydreams. If only she wanted … Continue reading

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Invisible

A marble bench, the living passing by, “In Memory,” the bench declared to those approaching from behind. Looking ahead, couples merged, that life, was for her the life that never was, society rendering her unheard. The hollowness bestowed, she’d filled … Continue reading

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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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Recognition

On her knees, she found her voice in her fists. “No, no, no, no, no!” She’d not surrender, become a prisoner to the inadequacies they told her she had. Listening no more, she shed they’re invisible prison. It couldn’t hold … 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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When the Past Steals

She languished in the past so long present became past, stealing opportunities while she looked back, blind to the growth she lacked. Clarity came, it was a late night hour, a moment, the moment, she resolved to move beyond cruel … Continue reading

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