Love Yourself

First, you arrived

With a cry so loud

A slap or two settled you in peace

It’s love that forced the skies to receive your shine

So, settle your thoughts

Treat your mind before projecting

Heal your wounds before sharing

The heat of your heart must be right

Else it’ll burn anyone within reach

To love, to protect, exists in those tightened hands

It exists in that locked hatred

It’s just waiting to escape, like a dove: free

So let it be, let it free

So it may rest on your shoulder: calm

And then when the day’s right

And the sun’s out

Love unchained from you to all might be born

Never missing a step when finding another torn soul

Never wasting time to heal another wary heart

So put that troubled thought down on the table

And treat yourself to a good whole time



One thought on “Love Yourself” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love the other. It’s a beautiful piece imbedded with meaning beckoning us to love ourselves land be enveloped in freedom… it’s been nice thus far reading your works…

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