Your body is a temple-
And I have burned mine to the ground too many times to count.
I have slashed it and scarred it and bruised it and marred it,
And tried to break the bones of this battered flesh home.
I don'tt know who to blame-
For teaching me that because I wasn't
Skinny/Pretty/Tall/Perfect enough for them.
I wasn't Skinny/Pretty/Tall/Perfect enough for me.
Because the days I spent-
Hating my body and hating myself,
I should have been-
Embracing myself and loving my body.
And I can't take it back-
Or remove the scars and forget the damage;
All I can do is learn-
And hope I can forgive myself.
Because I am so sorry I never loved myself like I needed me to.