I decided to write the poem below that is meant to be affirming. People like myself who live with dissociative identity disorder often live under the delusion that we are unlovable and should remain alone. Many of us also get ourselves into bad relationships and stay there terrified that no one else will love us. I am one of the former, someone who chooses to remain alone, but recently I have been craving a life companion. I only don’t want to be alone in my, but I have decided I have a lot to offer someone who accepts me for who I am. Thus, this poem. I have added another poem at the bottom that was not written by me, but it is wonderful.
Accept Me for Who I Am
I am not pretty
I am not wealthy
I can’t be what others want me to be
I am not well-educated
I am not married
I have no children
I have no nest egg in the bank
I don’t even have a little bit of cash
I am not the smartest
I am not the bravest
I am not the purest
I am not religious
I have human flaws
I may get mad at little things
I may not show up on time
I may turn off the alarm and snooze
I may hide my emotions from you
I may give you the cold shoulder
I may not act like an adult
I may shrink away when you want to hug
I may seem distant and uncaring
I may seem to hate you
I may not trust you the way you deserve
I may tell you I want to leave
But, if you…
Don’t try to change me
Take the good days with the bad
Be patient with my emotions
Don’t leave when times get rough
Give me support on my bad days
Remember that I have suffered
Be patient with my outbursts of anger
If you accept me for who I am
You will have a soul mate who is…
Who will love you the rest of your life
All this if…
You accept me for who I am
The following poem comes from the book, “The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth“, written by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I’ve heard it before, but while I was searching for gifs for this post, I ran across the full version. It is lovely and full of wisdom.
I Am Enough
Today, I am enough.
I am smart enough.
I am connected to enough people to accomplish my heart’s desire.
I have enough ideas to pull off magic and miracles.
Enough is all I need.
Enough is what I have.
I have more than enough.
As I do all that I can do, I’m able to do more and more.
I am excited to be alive. I rejoice and re-choice every day to make my life better.
I am happy, healthy, prosperous, successful, rich, loving, loved and beloved.
I am comfortable with myself, so I am comfortable with all others.
I confidently greet each day with a smile on my face and love in my heart.
Everyone who meets me is warmed by the radiance of my attitude.
I work on my attitude continuously. I read positive, inspiring and uplifting books.
I associate with friendly, caring, nurturing people who are involved doing important things.
The people with whom I associate want more for me than I want for myself.
The projects with which I am involved WOW my soul.
I am passionately on-purpose to do good, be good and help others do the same.
I am enough. I have enough. I am enough.