Young Woman

Young woman
Why do you do that to yourself?
So worried about your looks
Don’t see how you look to someone else.

Young woman
Why do you torture your own soul?
Deny all that is good for you
All that can make you whole.

Young lady
What way do you see yourself?
This is not a life to lead
You must see that first or we can’t help.

Young lady
How have they got into your mind?
That you would treat yourself this way
Hope someday they’ll treat you kind.

Young girl
What way do you perceive this world?
We only get the one dance
With very few twirls.

Young girl
Your life is precious don’t you see?
And you must treat yourself this way
Or the gift that’s yours will cease to be.

© Daniel Breslin