Sometimes When I Look at Myself...

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Sometimes When I Look at Myself

 Sometimes when I look at me,
I see this person looking back,
And all that I can think of,
Is everything she lacks.
Her hair is brown and common,
Her eyes a bluish green,
She keeps her smile to herself,
As she doesn’t want it seen.
She’s heavyset and not athletic,
Her body not to her liking,
But actually she’s a butterfly,
Quite beautiful and striking.
Breaking through cocoon walls,
Made her very strong,
She never knew she had it in her,
But she had it all along.
Maybe she doesn’t always see,
The beauty from the mirror,
But she sees it in the faces,
Of those who really hear her.
She calls out to give strength,
To anyone who will listen,
“Love yourself and choice by choice,”
You too will come to glisten.
It’s never all or nothing,
It’s never one last meal,
It’s all about your journey,
And how you choose to heal.
Learn to fly with stained glass wings,
That glisten in the sun,
The cocoon is hard to get through,
But flying is such fun.
What do YOU see when you look at yourself? What do you like most about yourself?

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STALBOTT48 2/14/2018
How beautiful Report
MIYAMO 1/31/2018
Very beautiful and inspirational. Report
You are beautiful! Your smile is radiant and your eyes sparkle. Thank you for sharing your success and awesome poem. Report
Awesome! Thank you. Report
MRSLAURALEE 12/13/2017
Beautiful Beth! I like that you chose a picture with the dumbbell in it! It shows me you care about You and that is so important! Ever since we met at the Library in North Indiana, many years ago now, I have watched you blossom into that butterfly. Fly Beth Fly! Laura Report
NASFKAB 12/9/2017
Very inspiring & motivational Report
GRAYGRANNY 12/5/2017
BEAUTIFUL!!! Just like you! Report
Thank you, I love the uniqueness of your message. The love behind it shines through. Report
1958TMC 11/28/2017
We really miss your blogs. Take care, ok. Report
ALABAMASUSAN17 11/19/2017
You are so talented! Why did you stop writing for SparkPeople? I miss your blogs! Report
_LINDA 11/19/2017
Beautiful! Its a shame you are not still writing blogs for Sparkpeople. Its nice to hear from someone who has actually on the journey.. Report
RHONDAIRWIN73 9/14/2017
Awesome Report
RD03875 7/3/2017
Thank you! Report
GRACED777 6/27/2017
I love your poem, and your picture shows a lady of grace, life and joy! Thank you for sharing! Report
Thank you for sharing your creative talents with this beautiful poem. Report
AWESOME BETH !!!! Report
Beautiful poem! Loved it. Report
You are absolutely the most inspiring person, for me, on Sparks. I love reading each and every one of your blogs. I am encouraged by you and rooting for you. Thanks for sharing so honestly! Report
The poem is almost as beautiful as you. Report
Your blog is just as beautiful as your smile! Report
Awesome! Report
thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, I know I can't be the only one this hit home with Report
That was beautiful and thanks for sharing. What I like most about myself is I make people LOL all the time---it's a gift that I've come to treasure. I wish I had realized it sooner I might have been able to make a living as a comedianne. Oh well! Report
Awesome poem! Thank you for the gift! Report
You are a lovely person; people who are at peace with themselves radiate beauty. I am still in a decades-old struggle with myself; I am petty with my mirror image and do not like what looks back at me. I know I really need to change this. Report
Your poem was inspiring as well as insightful. You were able to put to words, what I feel, is a reflection of many of us. Report
Love it! Thanks so much for sharing. Report
Thank you!!! This is wonderful. Report
You are a delight. Report
Enjoyed your story and can very relate to your poem!!
May God Bless you as you continue your journey.
You are an inspiration!!

Gee, Thanks Beth you made me cry!! It was so beautyful and true!
keep up the good job! Report
Thank you Beth, for encouragement needed. Through your struggle your words are helping others. Report
Absolutely lovely =] Report
This poem brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much! That last paragraph was the most beautiful part to me. It gave me so much hope for when I get discouraged or down. I thank God for speaking thru you to all of us. Report
love what you resonates so much!!!!
absolutely beautiful! everyone needs to remember just how wonderful they are (even if they don't feel it) Report
I love that I am here finally and doing something for me.
I love that I found your poem and that it helped me see something like that in me because I needed that.
When all else fails, I love my shoulders, because they never seem to gain weight. Report
Your sensitivity, your creativity and your kindness are so evident in your beautiful face and beautiful soul. God bless you always. We love you. Report
There IS a thinner "me" inside that's striving to get out. Thank you for so elequently sharing what a lot of us feel. Report
Oh good gravy-you're inspirational and you can do it in rhyme. I bow down-I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! :-) Report
yes, u are a butterfly! Enjoy your blogs, always read them and the ones that show up on our team page. Never knew u were a poet too! Report
Beautiful...... Report
Beautiful. I love it! Report
That was great!!!!!! You're very talented!!! Report
LOVE this poem Ms Beth! Report
Beth it really is amazing how much the words of your poem relate to me. I guess there are a lot of others who feel the same way. You really did an awesome job of writing this. Have a Super Day. Thank You !! Sue Report
The poem is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Sue Report
What a beautiful poem just like the person you are! A total inspiration! Report
Simply beautiful. Like you! Report
I sometimes have these same little little flutters of joy, after having lost 111 pounds, yet I am much more likely to see the shame and feel the self loathing knowing I still have 100 more to lose. This poem was very nice to read, I am very happy for you Beth. Report
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