In my mind, a constant battle waged
A war between reason and impulse, uncaged
I knew what was right, what I should do
Yet self-sabotage always seemed to ensue.
Hurting those I loved, leaving them in tears
My actions driven by my deepest fears
I couldn’t seem to break free of this curse
My inner demons, my own worst enemy, perverse.
I pushed away those who wanted to help
My stubbornness, my pride, my greatest yelp
But deep down inside, I knew the truth
That I was the cause of my own abuse.
It took time and effort to turn things around
To break free of the chains that had me bound
Apologies were made, amends were sought
And slowly but surely, my life was re-wrought.
It’s not easy to face the harm we’ve caused
To admit our faults, to remove the gauze
But in doing so, we can find redemption
And learn to love ourselves without exception.
But damn sometimes it’s the
That gets us!
Blessings and Love
Thank you for reading.