My Edges (A Poem About Self-Acceptance)

My Edges (A Poem About Self-Acceptance)

I don’t ever again want to
Lose
My edges
My boundaries
To feel consumed by another
No longer do I want to
Fit
Like hand and glove
Perfectly so
Into someone’s life
With no identity
Of my own
No edges
In this, my new life
I want to be
In control
To be aware of any
Peculiarities
To quickly remove them
From my space
My corner
‘Cause I have no energy
To waste on
Degenerates and warped
Individuals
My life is too valuable
Too special
To allow emotional invalids
In and out like a
Revolving door
No
I’m no longer
Needy
No longer
Insecure
Dependent
Needing someone to tell me
I am
Beautiful
To make my mind up
For me
For I have found peace
A calm
In my life
—Self-acceptance
Now I am free to pursue
A healthier way of life
I have found my
Edges

Claire Jones

Claire Jones

Claire is a homeschooling parent who loves to write inspirational and motivational pieces. She created her inspirational blog ClarityIsHip to help heal after a serious health diagnosis. Claire lives a quiet life in New England with her husband, daughter and pet parakeet. Follow on twitter @HipClarity and Instagram. See, also, information for Monoclonal Gammopathy and Myeloma.

6 Responses

  1. Ana says:

    I love this, thank you for writing it. Ana

  2. Thank you Claire. Boundaries are so important and I definitely keep adjusting mine. When we love ourselves enough we can see the necessity of this and it does get easier over time. There will be some losses which is never easy but the greatest love is truly the one we have for ourselves. When we get that and treat ourselves as we would our closest loved one – miracles can happen!! This was beautiful – thank you! <3

  3. Sabra Zay says:

    I love this and have also lived with poor boundaries. I am working on figuring out my own edges.

  4. This is so poignant and moving, I just love it! Thank you for sharing, Claire.

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