I Am At War - Poem by Della Perry
I am at war with my self esteem
Wolves smiling, falsity, lies
Want me to stand against the wall
To blend in to the background of their selfish lives
So they can stand tall.
I am at war with my confidence
They want me to remain small
To hide behind fear, make me extremely clear
That I do not fit in to their idea of it all.
I am at war with my inner soul
I will devour them whole
For I am not that mole, who will continue to live in darkness
Or allow them to smother me in soil
I have reached the boiling point.
I am at peace, I am I
As good, as worthy, as kind
As mean, as jealous, as mindful,
As smart, as pretty, as ugly, as trustworthy,
As appreciative, as loving.
The balance is within me
Not lowly, beneath you
Not above you, as you tried to be to me
I am learning to be in balance.
I don't want war, I want peace
A piece of history
Where I was allowed to be as good as you thought you were
Confidence, self esteem grew rapidly
It showed you the door.
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