What I Like About Me

“To love oneself, is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde said that.

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.”
Lady Gaga. You go, girl.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost, you are my hero.

I didn’t LOVE myself when I first read those WILDE words,
I used to follow men, and tell myself LOVE was my DREAM.
But then I found myself alone in the WOODS,
With no one to hold my hand, or tell me which way was BEST.
It’s terrifying, being ALONE. Making your own way, choosing a PATH.
Because, what if you choose WRONG?
When you’re LOST, it doesn’t feel like you have any POWER.
It doesn’t seem like you’ll ever find a place that feels SAFE.
But it’s just the opposite; you’ll figure that out LATER,
Because when you’re LOST, you’ve got nothing to LOSE.
When you have no one to PLEASE but yourself, you have nothing to PROVE.
LATER, after you find your way, you’ll realize that this was all a TEST.
While I promise you, you’re going to feel BETTER soon,
Someday, you’ll realize there’s no such thing as BEST.
Superlatives are like DREAMS, because they seem so REAL,
Until you take a step BACK, and open your EYES.
World’s BEST husband, father, boss…promises MADE IN CHINA,
They come with ZERO guarantees, and set us up for FAILURE
Before we LABEL someone as PERFECT, or BEST, or OURS
Maybe we should WAIT and SEE which way they LEAD us
Or whether they’re willing to FOLLOW us, no matter
Which PATH we CHOOSE. Whether they are WORTH
The COST we PAY, whether we can live WITH them
Instead of wondering how we’ll LIVE without them.
Maybe we should CHOOSE to FALL in LOVE
With the ONE person who will ALWAYS be with us.
No matter WHAT. Who will ALWAYS want the things
We want, and share our DREAMS, even if they’re WEIRD.
Maybe LOVING oneself isn’t just the BEGINNING
Of a lifelong journey. Maybe LOVING YOURSELF,
First and BEST and ALWAYS, no matter WHAT,