No More

 Photo by  Magali Rack

Photo by Magali Rack

No more, will I
Feel shame for being imperfect
And believe it's a sign of disrespect

No more, will I
Fear failure, pain and rejection
And disown my own reflection

No more, will I
Feel the guilt of shining bright
And diminish my own light

Instead, I will
Be proud, confident and strong
And see my story as a battle song

Instead, I will
March with my head held up high
Believing that I can touch the sky

Instead, I will
Truly love myself and all my flaws
And never again put my life on pause

Gabby Mather