Self-Reflection

Ode to Self

1st self-reflection exercise. List the ways that you would like to be loved. At first I was a bit terrified to do this exercise. But after many “bad” relationships including a failed marriage as a result of domestic violence. I realized that identifying how you would like to be loved is one step that may very well deter us from accepting behaviors that are not conducive to our growth.

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You can create a list. Or, if you are a creative Shero, go ahead . . . write a song, draw, create a poem, lay down sixteen bars or whatever that moves you. Here is my Ode To Self ecstatically entitled “Her.”

Her

If her body was a poem
I would admire its contours,
taking care to analyze where
I’d place commons, periods, semi-colons
hyphens, parentheses, and
ellipses --- oh, there would be no place for that
because


if her body was a poem there’d be
nothing I would omit.
I would allow my words to shower her with
undying affection,
admiration,
and inspiration.


If her body was a poem I would allow my adjectives...
Beautiful, strong, intelligent,
independent, industrious,
caring, jovial,
bodacious, victorious....
to clothe her, this way and that.
I would allow my verbs to caress her silhouette 
allowing her to feel the vibrations of flowetry.


Hmmm, if her body was a poem I’d tantalize 
her senses with 
the words I speak, the wisdom I seek and 
the insatiability of a freak.


If her body was a poem I'd take time 
to know her, read her....
And
love her until the end of time
even when her body is no longer a poem
but just a reflection of mine.


by © KD Hughes #regalprowess

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