Help Myself


I gave you all my sunshine

until you left me depleted.


I offered all of my smiles

and now only sadness remains.


I handed you my energy

until I was completely drained.


You said you would be here for me,

but you walked away.


You told me that 

you couldn't help me.


And maybe you were right;

maybe only I can help myself.


I cannot save someone else

until I save myself.


I cannot love someone else

until I love myself.


So I am learning how to love

the girl in the mirror.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by "Save Myself" by Ed Sheeran

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