I can say with much relief
That I am glad to be free
Of the thoughts that hindered
My ability to appreciate and love me.
I was tormented by thoughts
That I had no value and worth.
I couldn’t find peace anywhere,
And my life was bereft of mirth.
But, after I went through the storms
Of anxiety attacks and depression,
I learned that we can’t allow the past
To distract us from our progression.
So, I remind myself every day that
Loving others starts with loving oneself.
And I declare to all who read this poem,
That self-love is the true meaning of wealth.