You Need to Love Yourself
You Need to Love Yourself self hate stories

candace An 18 year old poet.
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You don't deserve to suffer like this.

You Need to Love Yourself

I used to make my bathroom a court room.

Staring into the mirror of judgement,

Where I am the judge, jury, defendant, and prosecution.

Guilty of not being good enough.

Guilty of not being perfect.

I would look and pick.

Pick at scabs until they would bleed.


My own mind was the prison.

I believed I deserved the punishment.

I was wrong.

If you've found yourself doing the same thing,

I can tell you with certainty,

You're wrong, too.

You need to love yourself.

It's not going to be easy.

It will hurt, at first.

It's hard to break out of those habits,

Those poisonous thought patterns.

Speaking as someone who has been there,

You need to love yourself.

You need to love yourself

Because you don't deserve to suffer like this.

You don't need to punish yourself

For making mistakes

For being a human being.

You're doing the best you can.

Life is not about being the best,

It's about doing what you can

For yourself and others.

I can say frankly

That I regret every moment of my life

That I spent ripping myself apart.

It doesn't matter if you think

That you're not good enough.

I didn't think I was either.

You're worth more than you realize.

So please,

Love yourself.

Walk out of the court room.

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