I was going to write a sentimental blog post tonight about everyone starting school back up again, friends leaving for college, and the next generation embarking on their journey into the real world but… I wanted to share something special with you all instead. So I wrote a poem, one that’s different from the one’s I usually write.
This one is about a woman’s worth. I was inspired after watching Rupi Kaur in the live TED talk last week (question everything) and I feel that it is something special, something essential for others to see. Sometimes, our own worth comes from within ourselves. Yet sometimes, maybe we can be lucky enough to have others remind us too.
And for anyone who asks, the pictures come royalty free from Getrefe on Tumblr. Their shots are fantastic so check them out too.
I really do love him.
But is that enough for you?
He is all I have left.
So are those bruises he
gave you last night
It was an accident.
Isn’t it always?
You just don’t understand.
Understand what, that
you’re better than this?
No! That he loves me…
I think he loves using you,
And I think he loves hitting you,
And I think that you don’t realize
that a part of you—
— IS DYING
EVERY SINGLE DAY
she whispered as her reflection
stared right back at her.
This was too much, far too much to know and not
enough willpower to understand.
Yes you can. You just need
to let yourself.
But what if I can’t stand on my own?
I am nothing without him.
You are you, isn’t that enough?
It barely came as a whisper.
Listen to me.
Please, look at me.
She looked up.
Never, ever let anyone make
you feel like you are anything
less than enough.
You hear me?
She nodded, tears staining her cheeks
through the scars on her face.
You will always be enough.
Go find yourself someone who
can treat you like you deserve.
Every single day, women are degraded,
treated like nothing,
as if they are something less than people.
These women are worth so much more than that.
And they are worth everything in this world.
So before anyone ever tries to show her
that she is not good enough,
I hope there is someone to tell her that
she deserves it all and not a bit less.
Because we are all people
who love other people
and maybe we all deserve
someone to love us back
As if we are enough.
If you find the right people, you will always be enough.