Self-love | Teen Ink


December 20, 2021
By kaylakim BRONZE, Oswego, Illinois
kaylakim BRONZE, Oswego, Illinois
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We need it.

We often push others for consumption,

but rarely ever let ourselves bear it.

The intake is almost painful to swallow,

the selfish presumption embedded if we do so. 


Our bodies crave it,

A necessity in order to thrive.

Filling our bellies and minds satisfies our cravings for it.

Yet we often feel sick to our stomachs.

It’s not a poison

But in fact, nourishes our souls.

So why is it so selfish to give in to what our bodies need?

The author's comments:

Based off the "eat" poem by Roscoe Burnems. As a senior in high school, I feel like many individuals struggle with obtaining that self-appreciation. It's easy for us to love someone, to see the qualities and small details that we grow to love about someone else, yet it's so difficult to accept the flaws and imperfections about ourselves. We often deny ourselves of our accomplishments because we simply believe we don't deserve them. 

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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Dec. 24 2021 at 10:00 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

This is beautiful and insightful.