Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Self-esteem and Your Name


We’ve all been called a few bad words,

Often related to orifices and turds.

“You there” go do this or that.

Perhaps you’ve been called skinny or fat.


A parent may have used your name,

When mad or feeling maimed.

Now it may seem like a fearful curse,

Your self-esteem may still be getting worse.


So, tell yourself you are a treasure.

Feel some pride.  Enjoy some pleasure. .

“You aren’t junk”, it has been said.

 So, say your name kindly in your head.


Ellen Van Laar

Batchawana Bay

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