By J Ann Crowder

How do I love myself?
 
I find myself—bleeding heart and rifting pain loosening my soul from it’s body
 
I sing to my heart, yearning to stop her blood from escaping
 
Torn—I long to mend her broken skin
 
I long to stitch my soul back into it’s body; tightly, with unbreaking thread
 
How do I love myself?
 
If I get close enough to my soul, it whispers—"Like you love rippling lakes, turning rivers, and dancing waves touched by magic, purple dusk”
 
“LOVE yourself like you love earth’s sacred tapestry and her saltry savor,” my soul gently chides
 
“Love yourself like you love Mother Nature’s milky air, her rising dawns on quiet horizons, and her colors sashaying buoyantly across her ever weaving, blanketed masterpiece”
 
THEN
 
My soul kisses me, as an eternal sun kisses treetops reaching for infinite eons of celestial cosmos

Written July 8th, 2017.

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C.R.Stanger
over 2 years

so good to be back and realize your still writing moving stuff...aw but this none is sadder than usual...got me ..well i can't say sad the end kinda comes back around but at first i wanted to hug you ...love poems that take u on an emotional journey..like this one

C.R.Stanger
C.R.Stanger
over 2 years

I'm replying to myself. but that line...if i get close enough to my soul it whispers...thats just your art...you says things with simplicity yet emotionally complex at the same time

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

@C.R.Stanger: thank you! I hope to keep writing and also reading your poems.

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

LOVE your words as usual.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

Thank you so much Robert!

Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Wow! Such strength. Very touching. Deep loyalty and love for life! Very reason we exist.
I fave/love. Thank you Jenifer. Feed us more of your wonderful love poems.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

Thank you friend! We are all God's creation. If we can see the beautiful things of Mother Nature for what they are, we should be able to see ourselves no different.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@J Ann Crowder : I agree. We are one with Nature, a stardust in God's masterpiece - His poetry, the Universe.

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