Addiction: A poem

Sometimes, as women, we allow men to take advantage of the nurturer within us. It is not difficult for a woman to show compassion, love, and willingness to a man, but we do this at the expense of losing who we are.

As Steve Harvey stated in response to a Strawberry Letter on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, “if women took the time to be as nurturing to themselves as they do men, they would be in control of what they allow in their relationships…”(paraphrased)

We have to do better with taking care of ourselves, and we have to discover our worth so that we can show out worth to those around us. Only then, do we see from others, how worthy we are.

-Pinkspen

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My Emerald Life

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar-Thich Nhat Hanh

I am grateful to be free from my suffering. I thought it was love…

I let you in

Your poison

Seeps into my skin

My heart carries

Your lies

My body

Accepts your deceit

Hurt controls me

Loving you

Scars me but

It feels necessary

My mind is gone

In my dependence

I am owned

But I am convinced

Without you

Nothing else can exist

Even if there is a cure

A way to cut the ties

Break the chains

And live free

Who will I be

If you don’t love me?

I’d rather suffer through

The deceit, the hurt

Than to build me up

And discover my worth

It is easier

To live in submission

Than to admit

My addiction

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Pinkspen

Pinkspen is a female, a girl, a growing woman, and first and foremost, a mother to a beautiful daughter. She wants daughter to learn to be the best version of herself; to become the strong, modest, and purposeful lady, that she knows she will be one day.  Pinkspen graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, with a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in Creative Writing, BA, and a MASTER'S DEGREE in Social Work, MSW. She is in the process of attaining her LSW and eventually my LCSW. Although, her passion is working with youth and families, she has always wanted to become a known writer who supports Childhood Development, Anti-Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Equality, and the Empowerment of all Women.  LADYHOOD journey, will hopefully help teens entering college and young women everywhere to see that they are capable of being the best versions of themselves; "we are more than what popular culture says we are." Together we can take this journey of LADYHOOD and advocate for women's rights, peace, self-love, and equality for all women.

8 thoughts on “Addiction: A poem

  1. That’s deep! If we were as nurturing to ourselves ….. that’s so true !!!! Never looked at it like that. I do know that once women realize how unique and amazing they truly are they will be unstoppable and they will make better decisions in life as far as who and what they allow in it.

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      1. You speak truth. We have to take better care of ourselves. I am on that journey as well. It is never ending because life keeps going, bad things happen, etc. You just gotta love yourself no matter your flaws or mistakes.

        P.S loving the convo!

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