Hugs and blessings dear friends, how are you today? Thank you for visiting my blog; I pray you are well and in good spirits. As you probably know today is St. Valentine’s Day and to join in the modern day celebrations, today’s poem, Love Yourself First. What, Even Girls like Us? is dedicated to all souls on a journey of self-love.
‘Heads Up’ About My St. Valentine’s Day Poem
I was in two minds whether to post this poem because it isn’t your usual love poem, especially on St. Valentine’s Day. However, given the history and legends surrounding Valentine’s Day and the fact love comes in all shapes and forms, I am sharing this poem in honour of the ladies whom originally inspired me to write it.
Love Yourself First. What, Even Girls Like Us? is very graphic and may offend some of you.
However, the story is real and how life rolls for some women. It is from my heart and dedicated to all the ladies I’ve met over the years who learn to love and value themselves as they survive and thrive from abuse and sexual exploitation.
How Do You Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day And Show Your Love?
Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is associated with love and romance and the amount of “love and affection” (i.e. gifts and money spent on your partner) is seen as crucial to the survival of your relationship.
However, there is a dark side to the widespread commercialisation of St. Valentine’s Day, and when I read this article about the way the environment is abused and people’s lives exploited to [Read more…] about St. Valentine’s Day Poem: Love Yourself First. What, Even Girls Like Us?