Starting since forever,
To the end of my life,
A certain truth
Remaining with me always;
The only one I can depend on
Is you, myself.
No one else can handle so much,
Going on with me no matter what.
Today I know the pain is from me.
Offering too much to others,
Destructive people, destructive thoughts,
Aching when I’m alone with you, myself.
Your value meaning nothing to me.
I promise you, starting today, I’ll stop making you:
Love people who hurt you,
Overthink feeling alone,
Value yourself based on the words of others, and
Echo those terrible memories.
Myself, I promise you from now on,
Your value will not depend on others,
Seeing and remembering evils will not hurt you,
Earning love from men will not be a priority, and
Love will replace self-guilt and shame.
Forever, I will learn to love myself.