Poetry

What I Loved

“I still feel light, even in the darkest of nights.
That’s how I know I still love myself.”

You see, you made me see so much more than I ever thought I would. You showed me what love could feel like. You showed me what it meant to be loved. You showed me that the world has so much more light than darkness. But just as soon as you appeared, you were gone.

And I’m left wondering what is left. What I loved. Was it you? Or did I fall for myself too? I didn’t know if I had anything left to give. Anything left to hold on to. What I’ve lost, I thought it was more than I could bear. But, I knew I would learn to carry that weight. Just as I’ve always done. Because I still feel the light, even in the darkest of nights. That’s how I know I still love who I am. And that’s all that matters.

© Sarah Doughty

This is how to love yourself.
You are more than the love
someone else can give you.

3 thoughts on “What I Loved”

  1. And I’m left wondering what is left. What I loved. Was it you? Or did I fall for myself too?: That is the question. Don’t we fall a little in love with ourselves as seen through the other? Another great, intuitive piece, Sarah!

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