February 25, 2009

Write a Love Poem to Yourself

Writing a poem to yourself may seem weird, but imagine the benefit such a poem could have on your self-image and self-esteem. You could make several copies, fold them up, and leave them in places you know you’ll find them later: in your car’s glove box, on the kitchen counter, in your desk, in the restroom, and even next to your pillow. If anyone happens to find your "hidden" poem before you do, they won't know that you wrote it to yourself. It defies logic! Such is the brilliance of a love poem written to one's self.

When writing a love poem to yourself, be sure to refer to my tips for writing a love poem; use that information with yourself in mind as the recipient! There are many, many ways to write a poem to one's self. Here are a few examples:

1. The Epic Ballad. Write a poem detailing your own real or fictional adventures. Hold nothing back—be as serious or as ridiculous as you desire! Try expanding on your biggest interests. For example, if you like cute, fuzzy animals, you might depict yourself soaring through the air saving helpless squirrels from the clutches of evil. Your favorite food, according to your poem, could give you superhuman powers. Alternately, if you're going the serious route, try casting your every day experiences in a heroic light. Perhaps the way you endure the arduous journey to work each morning is a demonstration of your boundless courage. However you write your epic ballad, be sure to flatter yourself!

2. Pure Admiration. It isn't a crime to appreciate your own qualities. Write a list of everything you like about yourself, from the color of your eyes to your captivating personality. Then, use these qualities to write yourself a poem as if you were your own secret admirer. Here's a short and cheesy example:

Your writing skills are so profound
That readers make a pleasant sound
When visiting your blogging page—
Qupid, you are all the rage!


Hmm... that made me feel pretty good!

3. What would we do without you? Have you ever felt that you're under-appreciated? Now's the time to write yourself a poem about it. Tell yourself everything that would be missing if you were to leave. You could even beg yourself to stay.

4. Self Encouragement. Write as if you were a distant admirer seeking ways to get closer to you. What would you do just to make yourself smile? Then, think of all the ambitions you've been putting off, and incorporate them into your love poem. Maybe you would go back to the gym or sign up for that class you've been wanting to take. Ah, the things we'll do for love! This type of poem in particular is great for being made into several copies and left around.

If you happen to write yourself a love poem and don't mind sharing, please do share in the comments section!

7 comments:

  1. I think this is a really neat concept! :) Self-love is very underappreciated, and I've found things I've written years later and felt really touched by my words. Not only does it help you reflect on yourself, it also reminds you of what you're capable of in times when you need it! What a nice thought! =^--^=

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  2. Very insightful, Dream Senshi! I have never written myself a love poem, but I once wrote a letter to the "future me". I'm very tempted to try it though!

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  3. I love this idea!

    After many years living with an abusive sociopath, I got free. I have been living alone (with a menagerie of furry friends) for a while now and have come to find I kinda like my own company. :) Maybe it is time for me to take the next step with myself and send me a love poem. Hee hee hee....

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  4. Years?? Wow. That freedom must have felt extraordinary! There are many, many benefits to being single. :) I think I tried sending myself a letter in the mail when I was a kid... but my parents swiped it and just pretended that it went through the mail system and came back!

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  5. Interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. George from love poem.

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  6. Hey George! How cool that you stopped by! I may have to start writing in this blog again sometime!

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  7. SUCH a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Constructing poem as I type ;)

    Butterfly kisses

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