The words we speak can ignite a fire,
full of passion and desire.
A soft caress upon your cheek,
a sound of sweet melody as you speak.
Gentle, loving, and encouraging you to see,
words that truly believe in me.
My heart is full of love and grace,
a fire inside, this most sacred place.
But then the mind starts to awake,
its words are not of love but of hate.
It calls me names penetrating deep within.
It reminds me of all those moments of my sin.
It tells me I'm not good enough,
there is no way you can be that tough.
The old me would have backed down and cried,
but the new me has a fire inside.
Oh mind you will not win today,
I set your words free and send them away.
I know of my worth, and claim back my power,
I will no longer hide inside and cower.
I now stand tall, and speak from the heart,
and the words it will say will ignite that spark.
I can now clearly see all the lies you spoke,
the stories told in darkness cloaked.
But they are now in the light you see,
and I am no longer afraid of what used to be.
The future is mine to do as I please,
to use the words to heal and let them flow with ease.
The words that I speak will be gentle and kind,
I choose to speak from the heart and not the mental mind.
Today I tell myself words anew,
today I look in the mirror and say, "I love you."
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