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Self-Respect

You seek so much from others

Forgetting that what you seek

Can be found within yourself­­­­

 

It’s like asking a wasp for honey

When you yourself are a bee

 

You search for love in others

Forgetting that love

 

Must first come from yourself

Because when people leave you

 

Only your love can truly fix what’s broken

 

You search for comfort in others

Forgetting that comfort

 

Is being served

In the arms of those

That can destroy you

 

You search for acceptance in others

Forgetting that acceptance

 

Is temporary

 

Some accept you when it’s convenient

And deny you

When they think that there is better

 

They only come back

When they seek the same things you have been looking for

 

So

When love

And comfort

And acceptance

Are no longer given

 

You have no choice but to seek within yourself

 

So

When you are all alone

Wishing for someone to stay

And provide you with all the things

That you could be giving yourself

 

They’re not disrespecting you

As much as you are disrespecting yourself

 

You either allow people to disrespect you

Or you fight those that do

 

But you often forget

That you are the biggest source

Of disrespect

 

Show yourself that you have it all

That you deserve more

That you deserve better

 

Love

And Acceptance

And comfort

Were the roots of your life

 

But you were too busy searching for others

You tripped on the roots instead

When everything you needed was right below you

 

And so next time you seek honey

From a wasp

 

Don’t forget that

You are a bee

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