I had no self-respect,
So I covered my flesh,
So I lowered my gaze
So I held my tongue
So I quashed my anger.
I had no purpose in life,
So I rejected want for need
So I shared my time and wealth
So I taught myself empathy
So I stepped out of my comfort zone.
I had no self-worth,
So I healed my broken past
So I forgave to move ahead
So I placed trust within myself
So I sought my inner beauty.
I had no sense of God,
So I woke up from the sleeping world
So I drank the vast, entrancing skies
So I wrapped myself in the arms of nature
So I took up residence in the hearts of men.
Self-respect, purpose, self-worth, God.
They live deep within yourself, so seek and you will find.