Note to Self: I Forgive You

So many years spent hating myself.


So many nights filled with tears
because I can't escape my skin.


Today I choose to forgive myself.


Now I vow to accept the fact
that I can never be perfect.


I will not let my personal demons
take control of my optimism.


I will realize my weaknesses
don't define my character.


I will not allow disappointment
to leave me permenantly scarred.


I will not give other people
permission to bring me down.


My future belongs to me,
no one else.


Only I can change my path.

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Benefits of painful

Benefits of painful experience. This poem is like the surrender to it.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "