Walterrean Salley

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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.
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
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.

Topic(s) of this poem: health, life


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  • Bharati Nayak (3/21/2019 2:23:00 AM)

    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 (1/10/2019 5:46:00 PM)

    What sound advice presented in a gentle, well-written poem. Thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (2/16/2018 1:25:00 AM)

    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 (1/16/2017 12:36:00 PM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/29/2016 10:09:00 AM)

    wonderful write yet so inspiring and uplifting of self esteem, (Report)Reply

    (12/3/2016 4:54:00 PM)

    That's right, Dr. Kar. We must have self esteem before we can help others. Thank you.

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  • Aunty Septic (10/29/2016 4:14:00 AM)

    This poem is full of wonderful advice. In fact, I am going to add it to my favorites list. Thank you, Walterrean! (Report)Reply

    (12/3/2016 4:55:00 PM)

    Thank you Kim. So glad you ike it.

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  • (1/1/2016 11:24:00 PM)

    A very touching poem, an enlightenment statement. Stay positive is very important. Words to live by. (Report)Reply

    (12/3/2016 4:56:00 PM)

    Yes Howard. This subject is so important.

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  • (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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  • 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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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/25/2014 11:25:00 AM)

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

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  • (9/11/2014 8:49:00 AM)

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

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  • 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.
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  • Sara Fielder (3/27/2012 10:17:00 PM)

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

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  • Gajanan Mishra (3/24/2012 7:46:00 AM)

    Very good poem, Congratulation.
    I invite you to read my poem.
    Yours
    Gajananmishra
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  • (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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • (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

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/8/2012 11:14:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 30, 2017


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