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Believe In Yourself

Yes, it’s a sad fact of life, that those with low self-esteem,
Often become the spouse of someone who’s far from their dream.
Why? Because they think they can’t do better, settle for less,
Hence why their marriage usually ends up in a mess.
They end up taking whoever they think is all they’ll get,
A choice that sometime in the future they’re bound to regret.
Hence why we see lovely girls with boys who will cause them pain,
Or those really nice boys with girls who won’t be to their gain.
Time and again, such mistakes are made, illogically,
Yes, all because of that view they have of themselves, sadly.
One that’s not based on reality, but negativity,
Not on fact, but fiction, hence future troubles, others see.
Some think that they’re not good-looking, when they actually are,
Or that they aren’t, when they’re quite okay, which seems so bizarre.
Yes, gorgeous girls, handsome boys, but not in their mind, sadly,
Hence those unhappy mismatched couples that we often see.
Too many worry about their looks, the least of their concerns,
For it’s what’s inside that counts, which, sooner or later, one learns.
Looks are merely fleeting, they’re just the cover on a book,
Thus, it’s behind the cover, where one should take a good look.
Those who’re desperate for a partner, tend to be possessive,
And about their partners whereabouts, even obsessive.
They’re frightened they will lose them, hence their attempts to control,
Thus, it’s like living with a policeman who’s on patrol.
And who wants that? It’s destructive, no way for couples to live,
Besides, it’s not about getting, but rather, learning to give.
Thus, the one who’s best for us, will be someone who can wait,
Not someone who’ll rush at the first one that’s passing their gate.
Nor someone at the gate, forcing the latch, because they can’t wait.

By Lance Landall