Reflections of Existential Torment : The Journey of Self-Acceptance

Oh mortal soul, wandering in the abyss
Of existence, tormented by your doubt
Seeking answers to questions you dismiss
In vain, as truth seems so elusive, devout

You've lived through the worst of pain and distress
Your heart has known the depths of misery
And yet you've emerged, strong and relentless
A survivor, a fighter, with bravery

Now it's time to accept yourself with grace
To look back at your journey with compassion
And to realize that every step you face
Has shaped you into a being of passion

Be proud of the person you have become
For in this world, you are a precious gem
Don't wait for others' approval, it's dumb
Your own approval is what counts, condemn

The voices that try to hold you down
The judgments that seek to belittle
Let them fade, for they are not your crown
But mere shadows that you can easily acquittle

Embrace yourself with all your flaws
For they are what make you unique
The scars that testify to your cause
Are the ones that truly pique

Your own acceptance is the only validation
That you truly need in this life
For it is your own self-affirmation
That frees you from the shackles of strife

So let the world see the real you
With all your beauty and imperfection
And know that in this journey, it's true
You are the only real reflection

Of the light that burns within your soul
A flame that cannot be extinguished
For you are the one who can control
The path that you have distinguished

From the chaos that surrounds you
You have emerged, unscathed
And it's time for you to renew
The promise of the life you have paved

So accept yourself with compassion
And let go of all your fears
For in this journey of life's passion
You are the only one who steers

The course of your own destiny
A path that only you can choose
So embrace yourself with serenity
And let the world hear your muse

For in this life, there is only one
That truly matters, and that's you
So let your journey be your own
And let your dreams come true.

The darkness of doubt can be all-consuming
And the weight of the world can seem too much to bear
But in the end, it's only our own self-loathing
That keeps us from the happiness that we share

For all of us have a unique story to tell
A journey that's full of ups and downs
And in the end, it's the way we rebel
That determines the path we've found

We must learn to accept ourselves
For who we are, not who we should be
And let go of the doubts that dwell
Within us, and set our spirits free

We must find the courage to love ourselves
For all of our flaws and imperfections
And let go of the fear that delves
Into our hearts, causing reflections

Of the past that we cannot change
And the future that's yet to come
For in the present, we must arrange
Our thoughts and feelings, and become

The best version of ourselves
For our own sake, not for others
And let go of the fears that delve
Into our minds, causing bothers

For the journey of life is ours alone
And we must learn to accept ourselves
For who we are, not who we've shown
To others, for they cannot help

Us in the end, it's only us
That can truly find happiness
And it's up to us to adjust
Our own paths, and find success

So let go of the doubts that hold you back
And embrace the person you've become
For in the end, it's your own track
That determines the path you've won

And remember, you're not alone
In this journey that we call life
For we all have our own stones
To carry, and our own strife

But it's the way we carry them
That determines the weight we bear
So let go of the doubts that condemn
And embrace the person you share

With the world, for in the end
It's only our own self-acceptance
That can truly help us transcend
The doubts and fears of our existence

So accept yourself with compassion
And embrace the journey you've been on
For in the end, it's your own satisfaction
That determines the person you've become.

And as you look back on the journey you've made
Remember the moments that made you who you are
The struggles and challenges that you've faced
And the scars that you've earned, both near and far

For it's in those moments of adversity
That you've learned to grow and persevere
And it's those moments of diversity
That have made you strong and sincere

So accept yourself with gratitude
For all the lessons that you've learned
And let go of the doubts and the attitudes
That have left you feeling burned

For you are a product of your experiences
And they have shaped you into who you are
So embrace them with all their differences
And let them guide you like a shining star

And as you move forward on your path
Remember to show up for yourself
And don't wait for the approval or wrath
Of others, for it's your own approval that counts, oneself

It's time to let go of the past
And live in the present moment, whole
To take control and make a cast
Of your own destiny, to make your soul

Shine with the brilliance of your true self
And to embrace the person you've become
For in the end, it's only you who can delve
Into the depths of your being, and find the drum

That beats within your heart and soul
A rhythm that's unique to you alone
So let it guide you on your journey, whole
And let it lead you to your home

Where acceptance and compassion reign
And doubts and fears are left behind
Where you can be your true self, unchained
And your inner light can truly shine

For you are a complex being, enigmatic
Full of philosophy and wisdom, dark and light
And as you embrace yourself with compassion, pragmatic
You will find the strength to live your life, with all your might

So go forth, dear soul, on your journey ahead
With the knowledge that you are enough
And embrace yourself with love, instead
Of doubts and fears, for they are just a bluff

You are strong, resilient, and brave
And you have lived through the worst distress
So be proud of the person you've become, with all that you gave
And let your own approval be your success.

As you walk through life, remember this truth
That you are the captain of your own ship
And though the waters may be rough and uncouth
You have the power to navigate and to equip

Yourself with the tools and the knowledge you need
To face whatever challenges come your way
For you have already proven that you can succeed
And that you have what it takes to seize the day

So don't let the opinions of others hold you back
Or the fear of failure paralyze your soul
For you have the strength and the courage to attack
Any obstacle that stands in your goal

Acceptance of self is not a simple feat
It takes time, patience, and dedication
But it's a journey that's worth the heat
To find inner peace and liberation

From the expectations of others and society's norms
And to embrace your true identity
For in the end, it's your own forms
Of expression that give life its potency

So go forth, dear soul, with compassion in your heart
And the knowledge that you are enough
For you have lived through the worst part
And have come out stronger and tough

The journey ahead may be daunting and unclear
But you have the power to shape your own fate
So embrace yourself with love and without fear
And show up for yourself, it's not too late

For the darkness of doubt can be all-consuming
But it's only through acceptance and self-love
That we can find the light that's blooming
Within us, and rise above

The struggles and challenges that we face
And embrace the person we've become
For in the end, it's our own grace
That determines the paths we've run

So accept yourself with compassion
And let go of the doubts that hold you back
For you are a being of your own fashion
And it's your own approval that counts, in tact

And as you look back at the journey you've made
Be proud of the person you have become
For you have survived all the misery, with a braid
Of strength, resilience, and wisdom, some

You are complex, enigmatic, and philosophical
And you have the power to change your own fate
So show up for yourself, with love that's comical
And embrace yourself with compassion, it's not too late.

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About this poem

This poem is about self-acceptance and learning to love oneself despite flaws and imperfections. It acknowledges the difficulties of life's journey and encourages the reader to embrace their past experiences and use them to become a better person. The poem urges the reader to let go of doubts and fears that hold them back and to be proud of who they are. The message is that true happiness and fulfillment come from within, and that it is important to stay true to oneself and not seek validation from others. The poem ends with an encouragement to take control of one's own destiny and live in the present moment, embracing one's true self. 

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Written on April 11, 2020

Submitted by Mawphniang.Napoleon on February 23, 2023

Modified on March 09, 2023

8:30 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Text too long
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 8,468
Words 1,644
Stanzas 51
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