To be Selfish

There is a strength inside of me.
Something to be embraced.
To be loved and nurtured,
Not suffocated and pushed away.

I am strong.
I am worthy.
I am intelligent.
I deserve love.
I deserve respect.
I deserve happiness.

To be selfish is foreign,
To think of what I want first,
Unheard of.

To acknowledge my own desires,
To set my own priorities.
A scary unknown.

To be solely accountable,
Without the crutch of caring for others.
A lesson I need to learn.

To be safe but selfish.
How do I even begin to learn?
Where do I start?

I think I already have.

 

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