No more validation!

by Chandra Sundeep

I searched and searched

For a ray of hope

To pull me from the abyss

 

I prayed and prayed

For one righteous being

Who would stand by me, support me

 

Denied, despised

I stopped looking, I stopped searching

I shut my eyes, shut out the world

 

In hatred, in despair

I learned 

Valuable lessons

 

Found

The secret

I’d been seeking all along

 

Calm, peace

Love, respect

I gained all

 

The world mirrors

My thoughts, my self esteem

The change must come from within

 

The day I stopped 

Seeking validation outside

I truly found myself

And discovered the beauty hidden inside

 

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