Walterrean Salley

Gold Star - 5,215 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

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

  • Rookie - 80 Points Saju Abraham (7/7/2015 2:15:00 AM)

    Virtue of selfishness! You couldn't have expressed it better. 'Like an old friend you would visit every now and then', keep visiting yourself. Very well written, Sally. Reading your work after a long time. Good to be back here. Thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,120 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

  • Gold Star - 50,833 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/25/2014 11:25:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 321 Points Nick Krakana (9/11/2014 8:49:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 415 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 - 70,570 Points Gajanan Mishra (3/24/2012 7:46:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 481 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: // v=sTJ7AzBIJoI well with a look if not already seen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,521 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 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 it, keep inspiring all of us W.Salley_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 438 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 - 1,920 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

  • Gold Star - 12,669 Points Anil Kumar Panda (3/8/2012 11:14:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 8,451 Points Neela Nath Das (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 - 2 Points Sagar Shelar (3/5/2012 11:01:00 AM)

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

  • Freshman - 607 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 - 4,093 Points Wahab Abdul (2/29/2012 7:47:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 260 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 - 19,820 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 - 1,483 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 18, 2012

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