I watched her muscle pace with confidence,
her brain slip her tongue
and her skin glow.
She was much more pretty
better in any way I was.
In her presence,
my flaws started to pile
Insecurities started to rile
fear started to snare
and jealousy started to flare
as self-doubt enwrapped me in its flames.
But my dear,
there was no good in tearing her down.
For prying on her weakness,
was not going to paint you into completeness.
Picking out her flaws,
wasn't going to bring about any applause.
Spreading rumors about her,
wasn't going to make you any popular.
Labeling her with names,
wasn't going to bring peace to your flames.
No, my dear
the answer lied
in your flesh
The answer lied in the very acceptance of yourself.
For that's when you will find intimidation
to be wiped with inspiration.
That's when you'll realize your rivals were never your rivals
but your allies, tribe, and companions.
and support yourself
and the woman around you.
Enflame hearts of others,
build one another
embrace them with understanding
and enchant their soul with compassion.
Unshackle yourself and unshackle them.
Learn from them,
bring out the best in them
and surround yourself with women who do the same.
Because my dear,
this is the time you'll realize how blessed you are to be surrounded by such strong, resilient and inspiring woman
who help you move forward.