Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings


News media showing happiness is in sight

1st world problems of pressure of success

Equivalent to hamster in a wheel getting no rest

No wonder we can’t sleep at night


We will never measure up, believe me

Politicians, teachers, allies don’t deceive me

But I will tell you what really grieves me

These lies that my self love never frees me


Love your church

Honor every doctor and nurse

Give to charities

But donations to self is in scarcity


Society is a corrupt force

Making your delusions worse

We’re told to love ourselves is a crime

It’s arrogant and vain like grime


Jury duty, taxes, pay rent, so many demands

Colleagues, parents, siblings, so many shaking hands

But when you turn over on your side at night

Do you ever make it right?

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

7 thoughts on “What We are Told About Self Love

  1. BeingAlive says:

    A truly insightful reminder 👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Thank you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Dear Carly,

    Love can be so easy when we follow it in such a way where to give priority first. First God or the world? – Many people say you have to love yourself first – even this is not correct, because then you are in a selective position (I love he but not him or her…) and this kind of love start belongs to the world… However, we love God first, then everything is including, everyone with no exception and our love towards ourselves is also included in this God love. God loves all his children in such a way: we are all sinners – so He loves the sinner but not his sins… Loving the world first, loving us first is the same as if we put the cart in front of the horse (it is just the opposite way how to begin to love)

    Thanks for sharing this important subject, dear Carly 🙂
    All good wishes

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Yes, God’s Love is our love. Great thoughts, Didi. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Welcome, dear Carly 🙂
        Have a nice time

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Nemo says:

        “We love him because he first loved us” 😊 probably one of my favorite verses

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Carly says:

        That’s right, Nemo! 😀


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