Be Gentle With Yourself


Beware of the negativity you carry
Expel the pain you induce deep.

Give yourself benefit of doubt
Even angels fall, at bad times
Never question your own ability
Tattered might be the soul
Love your self a little more
Even when you might fail.

Whimper and then conceal the tears
Instead pledge to win the road
The spirit defeats the impossible
Heal yourself with that smile.

You are the hope, I see
Overcome all the obstacles
Utter no bitterness, just believe
Rest assure, positivity does win
Suffering are just about to end
Enemies allege a lot, don’t hear
Live in the moment, I propose
For gentleness always win

This is an acrostic form of poetry.

Written for the OctPoWriMo writing prompt Day4 : Poet: Be Gentle for Yourself


Also Prompted @3WW and We Write Poems

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30 thoughts on “Be Gentle With Yourself

  1. I’ve always loved acros. They’re my forever favorites. And I’m happiest coz the girl who gives me a reason to write is the one who wrote such a beautiful one. Thank you for the beautiful words. It has been a pleasure reading you.

  2. Enemies allege a lot, don’t hear
    Live in the moment, I propose
    For gentleness always win.

    These are such strong lines, sister and emphasising positivity and love. Perfect poem Nabila! I love the style. I love the content. This poem has taken the best cue from the prompt.

  3. Love this poem, especially the part “Even angels fall…” I’m not an angel, but know over the past couple of years have done some things not characteristic of me. I don’t like it and am harder on my self than anyone could ever be. Need to be better at forgiving myself at times I think. Very aptly named and well timed poem…thanks.

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