I know that feeling all too well – the loneliness, the aching longing for someone who will love you unconditionally.
But I’ve learned over time that if we can find a way to love ourselves first, no matter how hard it feels, everything else in life will follow.
Self-love and self-care are key components of happiness and joy that often get pushed aside by feelings of insecurity and worthlessness, but they don’t have to be.
Through this series of self-love poems, I want to offer comfort and solace to anyone out there who is struggling with the same emotions I once did.
For a moment each day, let these words transport you into a place of calm acceptance
Reflections of Self
Self-love is a flower,
blooming within my soul,
a gentle, glowing power
that makes me whole.
It’s a quiet understanding,
a constant, guiding light,
that fills my heart with wonder
and makes my spirit bright.
It’s the voice that tells me
I am worthy; I am strong,
and though the world may test me,
It’s the faith that keeps me going,
the hope that carries me,
through the darkest night,
and the brightest day.
So I tend to this flower,
this beautiful, delicate bloom,
and let its petals shower
me with sweet, sweet perfume.
For self-love is my armor,
protecting me from harm,
and with it, I am free
to embrace the world and all its charms.
The Journey Within
Self-love is a gift from above
It’s a feeling that we all deserve
To cherish and nurture with care
We are each a precious pearl
Unique and beautiful in our own way
And we must learn to love ourselves
To truly shine each day
For when we love ourselves
We open up to endless possibilities
We embrace our strengths and weaknesses
And find the courage to be our true selves
So let us celebrate who we are
And cherish the love within our hearts
For only then can we truly soar
And live the lives we were meant to live
I am a treasure, a precious gem
A beautiful flower, with a delicate stem
I am worthy of love and care
And I deserve to be cherished, without a doubt or fear
I am not perfect, but I am enough
I have flaws and imperfections, but they do not define me
I am strong and resilient, with a heart full of grace
And I am worthy of self-love, in every place
I will nurture and nourish my soul
And treat myself with kindness, my ultimate goal
I will cherish every moment and embrace each day
And love myself fully, in every single way
I am enough, just as I am
And I will not let anyone else tell me who I am
I will love and accept myself, without hesitation
For self-love is the key to true liberation.
I am Enough
I am a flower, delicate and sweet
In need of nurturing, watering, and heat
I am a bird, soaring high and free
In need of space to spread my wings and be
I am a river, flowing strong and true
In need of time to find my way and renew
I am a star, shining bright and bold
In need of time to let my light unfold
I am worthy, I am enough
I deserve to be loved and treated with respect
I am precious, I am rare
I will cherish myself, with care and with flair
For I am the only me that I have
And I will love myself, with all that I am
I will celebrate my strengths and my gifts
I will embrace my flaws and my weaknesses
I will forgive myself for past mistakes
And I will move forward with grace and with faith
I will nurture myself with kindness and love
And I will be my own best friend, as I rise above
For I am worth cherishing, every single day
I am worthy of love, in every single way
So I will cherish me, with all that I am
For I am a beautiful, unique, and precious being, deserving of love and of care.
Healing the hurt in me
Healing the hurt in me,
A journey I must take,
To find the love within,
And make my heart awake.
I am worthy of love,
And deserve to be free,
From the pain and the hurt,
That has held me captive.
I will embrace myself,
And all that I am,
With kindness and compassion,
And heal this broken land.
I will forgive myself,
For all of my mistakes,
And learn to love myself,
In all that I create.
I will let go of the past,
And open up to the present,
And trust in the future,
That is full of promise and content.
I will nurture my soul,
And feed it with love,
And watch it grow strong,
Like a flower in the sun.
I will be gentle with myself,
And give myself the space,
To heal and to grow,
At my own pace.
For I am worthy of love,
And I deserve to be free,
From the pain and the hurt,
That has held me captive.
I am healing the hurt in me,
And becoming whole again,
In the light of self-love,
I will rise and I will reign.
The Beauty of Me
I am a woman, unapologetically me
Strong and resilient, with a heart that beats free
I am not perfect, but I am worth it
I love myself, in all my imperfections
My skin may not be flawless, but it tells a story
Of battles fought and victories won, my body is my glory
My hair may not be straight, but it’s wild and free
A reflection of my spirit, a part of my identity
I may not have it all figured out, but I am still learning
Growing and evolving, my soul never burning
I am beautiful, inside and out
A goddess in my own right, without a doubt
I am worthy of love, respect, and adoration
I am enough, in my own creation
I love myself, and that’s the beauty of me
A woman unafraid to embrace her own majesty.
So, today, and every day after, remember to show yourself some self-love. Appreciate all that you are, even (and especially) on the days when it feels like everything is going wrong.
Seek beauty in everyday moments, big and small. And most importantly, be gentle with yourself – as you would be with a friend who’s going through a tough time.
Because at the end of the day, you deserve all the love in the world…starting with your own.