Save Yourself

Dear Strong Beautiful Woman,

Save yourself.
Before the pain becomes too much
Before the tears become hurricanes
And destroys all happiness in sight

Before the drugs and alcohol becomes- addictive
As each one goes down your throat
You lose a little of yourself
Wishing you could stop
Before it’s too late

Save Yourself.
Before you see yourself as a burden
To your friends
Family and anyone you love

I am here to tell you
It’s okay not to be strong constantly
It’s okay to cry momentarily
It’s okay to seek out therapy

Soon the pain from the rain will flee
The sun will come out
And soon, woman, you will be free

A New Strong and Beautiful Woman

Michele Nsianya