Walterrean Salley

Silver Star - 3,508 Points (Savannah, Ga)

Be Good To Yourself - Poem by Walterrean Salley

Be good to yourself—
You deserve it.

Take care of yourself,
While you're here.
No one else can do it
Better than you.

Hold yourself up.
Don't be your worst enemy
Or a 'self hater'—
Like some love to do.

Live and enjoy life.
Look in the mirror and smile.
Believe that good things
Will happen for you.

Be grateful that you were
A candidate for life.
And let such gratitude
Show.

Make the best choices for yourself.
Exercise. Rest.
And eat properly.
For on such things the body thrives.

Love yourself,
And then you can love others too.
Serenade you with a song.
Honor YOU with a poem.

And like an old friend that you
Would visit every now and then,
Take care of 'yourself.'
For you shall not pass this way again.


Comments about Be Good To Yourself by Walterrean Salley

  • Gold Star - 10,063 Points Heather Wilkins (11/9/2014 7:38:00 PM)

    a great message to all first love yourself then youc an love others (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 29,895 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/25/2014 11:25:00 AM)

    A message of wisdom in a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 178 Points Nick Krakana (9/11/2014 8:49:00 AM)

    thank you for the write your words are powerfully good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 352 Points Captain Cur (5/15/2012 9:50:00 PM)

    So I will take your advice and honor me with a poem today.
    I will rhyme ego with Montego, and head off for the bay.
    Throughly enjoyed the message, now for the rum. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Sara Fielder (3/27/2012 10:17:00 PM)

    Very good advice. Your poem is reassuring. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (3/24/2012 7:46:00 AM)

    Very good poem, Congratulation.
    I invite you to read my poem.
    Yours
    Gajananmishra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Danny Draper (3/19/2012 6:02:00 AM)

    This is a great affirmation of self and how to get on with others reminds me also of Dr Seuss 'The places you'll go.' and also the Baz Luhrmann classic affirmation 'Everybody's free ro wear sunscreen' see link http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=sTJ7AzBIJoI well with a look if not already seen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Lawrence H (3/16/2012 3:46:00 PM)

    yes, totally agreed, love everyone including ourselves and God too...I think we should LOVE God first, then myself and then others....lastly love our enemy if possible. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,269 Points Unwritten Soul (3/11/2012 4:47:00 AM)

    Dear Walterrean Salley, I am agree with you in every word here..An expensive advice that free but free for others, The best thing is to be good, trust and the best thing for yourself, ourself yes it's true and honest...because what we face in this life, good or bad is by ourself..us and yes you yourself my friends. If we fall to not care this to ourself then nobody will able to help, we need to lean to others but the other will go someday to me to meet other one or the One...love it, keep inspiring all of us W.Salley_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Ekaterina M. Polischuk (3/10/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    wonderful poem! we really should be good to ourselves.... we need this life and must enjoy. i like your poem. it has a bright melody for all us (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,492 Points Pheko Motaung (3/8/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    This poem is your supreme achievement and a grand masterpiece of an outstanding classic! Congratulations you're a fabulous poet! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,238 Points Tiku . (3/8/2012 11:14:00 AM)

    its beautiful ink.very inspiring and meaningful.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,714 Points Neela Nath (3/7/2012 9:56:00 PM)

    The poem is a great encouragement for leading a healthy life. Nice poem with philosophical thought! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sagar Shelar (3/5/2012 11:01:00 AM)

    Really nice poem. One who love himself can love others. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 582 Points Rekha Mandagere (3/2/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    Friend, this is an exceptional poem. I love each and every line which is inspiring one to lead a happy and a healthy life.We must love ourselves too for the sake of people who love us :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,796 Points Wahab Abdul (2/29/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    what a good poem! it is lucid but meaningfully very powerful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Mohammad Muzzammil (2/29/2012 6:59:00 AM)

    very nice poem that express your emotions regarding self-respecting. I like the theme along with beautiful words.

    Take care of yourself,
    While you're here.
    No one else can do it
    Better than you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,269 Points Ramesh Rai (2/29/2012 1:16:00 AM)

    Each and every stanza is approaching and likely to be framed. I agree with Shahzia Batool. Outstanding poem.

    And like an old friend that you
    Would visit every now and then,
    Take care of 'yourself.'
    For you shall not pass this way again.
    Top marks. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,258 Points Shahzia Batool (2/28/2012 11:19:00 PM)

    A wise thing to do, , , dear readers! get a hard copy of this piece, frame it on the wall, , right in front of your study table, n after the prayers start your day by reading it...v good.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,271 Points Bernard Snyder (2/28/2012 10:22:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem Ms.Salley! Thanks for sharing such a masterpiece! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 18, 2012


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