Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Poetry, Uncategorized

You are Not a Number

Have you ever felt like someone was trying reduce you, squash you, objectify you by turning you into a number or rating you on some arbitrary scale? I have before. I bet you have, too. You are NOT a number. Here is a poem for you.

“You are Not”

You are not the number

Of times you have failed

Or your salary or your bank account

Or the number on the chart

Or the way you were rated

On that scale of something

Way back then or even today.

You are not your age

Or your height

Or your IQ

Or the number of times you’ve

Tried

Or the many other numbers

Anyone might try

To force on you

Or squash you into.

YOU

Are a brilliant, beautiful ball of magic

Who can always begin again

And work miracles.

Breathe…

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