First Love

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if only human babies
came into this world
feeling unconditional
self-acceptance

or that they had a deep
understanding of themselves
seeing only a healthy, positive self-image
possessing a tremendous amount of self-respect

right from the beginning
it would be helpful
for them to know how
to enjoy their own company

able to forgive themselves as necessary
when to say no
and mean it
respecting their boundaries

to be proud of themselves
and their achievements
that it was ok to accept applause
and to pursue their dreams

to understand that challenges
are a part of growth
that they possessed the strength of character
to know what was best

if only they knew all these things at birth…

less damage would be done as they aged
as they felt the cruelty and destructiveness
of the older generations
or the indiscriminate hazards of life

if only their first love would be themselves…

if only we would teach them they are worthy of that love…

Wanton

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I dive deep to know who I am.
It’s a loyal act of self-discovery and acceptance.
It’s never a bad thing.

I embrace who I am, sexually or otherwise.
I have a good opinion of myself!
I’m ok with me.

Being wanton is the opposite of humility,
just another word for immodesty.
Seems it truly is a good description of me.