Be Good To Yourself

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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.
Nor 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.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Topic(s) of this poem: health,life
Chinedu Dike 04 May 2020
Beautiful motivational piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing.
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Bharati Nayak 21 March 2019
Love yourself, And then you can love others too. Serenade you with a song. Honor YOU with a poem. - - - - A wonderful poem with a beautiful message.It is very essential that we first love ourselves and take take care of our health.If we do not love ourselves, then how can others love us? God has given this human body for a purpose and we should thake its proper care and then only we can be useful for others.
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Laurie Van Der Hart 10 January 2019
What sound advice presented in a gentle, well-written poem. Thank you!
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Rajnish Manga 16 February 2018
Love yourself, And then you can love others too. Serenade you with a song. Honor YOU with a poem..... //.... Exquisitely crafted poem with a profound message. Thanks.
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Lasoaphia Quxazs 16 January 2017
Dear poet, you left a note on my poem similar long time ago, and sorry I just found it. Looks like our thoughts are similar, I am so happy I came back and read it. I am happy to know you. Lovingly
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Dr.subhendu Kar 29 October 2016
wonderful write yet so inspiring and uplifting of self esteem,
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Walterrean Salley 03 December 2016
That's right, Dr. Kar. We must have self esteem before we can help others. Thank you.
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Kim Barney 29 October 2016
This poem is full of wonderful advice. In fact, I am going to add it to my favorites list. Thank you, Walterrean!
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Walterrean Salley 03 December 2016
Thank you Kim. So glad you ike it.
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Howard Savage 01 January 2016
A very touching poem, an enlightenment statement. Stay positive is very important. Words to live by.
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Walterrean Salley 03 December 2016
Yes Howard. This subject is so important.
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Saju Abraham 07 July 2015
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
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Heather Wilkins 09 November 2014
a great message to all first love yourself then youc an love others
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