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"Self-Care": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post

Hey, amigis! I hope everyone is doing well.

In case you didn't know, I have been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series where I'm sharing one poem from each section of my poetry collection. It's called Rise in Love: A Poetry Collection (Revised Edition). You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd. And I've just been doing this in the hopes of bringing some inspiration and hope to others and myself.

There are five sections: You, Them, Life, God, and Me. So far, I did "Fish, Cheese, and Forty-Two," which is from the Life section, and "Senses," which is from the God section. But just because of some stuff I've been going through recently, I thought I'd do a poem from the Me section since I've been thinking about loving myself, taking care of myself, and my relationship with myself.

So, this is called, "Self-Care":

My beautiful, darling,
sweetheart, y preciosa me.
Can't I see?

I've come so far for my loving self
to let myself fall back
into the addictions of my own mind.

My soul needs relief
in order to rise again,
but only I can dry the
teardrops on my feathers
whether I want to or not.

Only then can I start to spread my wings,
as well as caressingly clear
my throat for my best voice to sing
and my inner call to ring out.

All of my loved ones
can help me prepare.
Rub my back, bring what I need,
cheer me on, and
plant the seed of faith
in my own abilities.

In the end, though?
I can't take them with me
into the deepest parts
of my being, where
my goals and dreams reside.
They can only go
beside me.

So, I bend my legs,
perched on the end of my branch,
and prepare to defend
the beginning of my future.

I look to the sky,
where I must trust myself to
finally fly
and soar once more. (Rivera, 2020)

That's it for this week's video. Make sure to leave comments. Follow me on the socials. I mentioned before. I have Amazon, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and, finally, I got on Instagram. I broke down. So, follow me @SelysRivera. You can also visit my website and blog. I'll include a link:

Other than that, stay worthy!


Rivera, S. (2020). Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition). Worth a Read Too, LLC.