Poem: Finding Love
This Above All Else, To Thine Own Self Be True
As we travel through the journey of life, we meet up with lessons that are oftentimes very painful. Each relationship we embrace either blesses or litters our lives. However, there is one constant, you must establish a relationship with your "self."
This is dedicated to those who have struggled to free themselves from the shackles that bind the hearts from opening up in order to love yourself.
"This above all else, to thine own self be true." Shakespeare
I looked for love at my mother’s breast,
but there was nothing to suckle or nourish me.
I looked for love in my father’s life,
but I was used as a means of artillery .
I looked for love in my sister’s and brother’s hearts,
but I was not cut from the same cloth.
I looked for love in men’s arms, but was met with emptiness and shame.
I looked for love in my sons' eyes, but in them I saw anger.
I looked for love in my husband’s soul, but painfully saw his remorse.
I looked for love in a friend’s spirit and received prayers of pity.
I looked for love from my dog, but he sat there and merely sighed.
When I looked for love within myself, I realized all along it was always there.