Our self-love journey can be a long, slow journey, and we can beat ourselves up for how long that journey takes, or we can be proud of ourselves for how hellbent we are and how much we grow through what it takes through. This poem is butterflies rising’s way of saying we should be proud of who we become along the way in the “little by little” of our journey.
this love story
has been a slow fall.
and these wings
have been a slow unfold.
and there has been a fight here
for my worth, and it sure has
been a hard-fought one,
and this road home has been a long one…
but there’s a little bit of light here now.
and even though it’s been a long
time coming… the light is coming.
and as uncertain as i am
of how much farther i have to go,
i know now that i’ve got it in me to keep going.
and until i feel free… i know now that
this heart won’t give up.
– butterflies rising