Despite All This I Still Love Myself

Who said the wind does not sing

who said the roses do not bloom 

who said I cannot love myself  


At age six 

she tried to dull my wind 

she tried to clip my roses 

she manipulated my mental state 

to try to stop me 

from loving myself  


As a teen 

he tried to still my wind 

he did not know 

that clipping my roses will not help them grow 

He tried to make me love him, 

But I loved Myself instead 


I have made 

my wind sing songs 

diagnoses after diagnoses 

my roses still bloom 

even when it is two A.M. and I cannot move

because the fear takes over my body

and my mind  

I still love myself 





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