I have suffered most of my life
from the disease of low self-esteem.
I call it a disease,
as in Dis Ease,
because it is always uncomfortable.
I have spent many years not feeling "at ease"
in my own body,
in my own mind.
How sad that any child
should feel that they are not perfect in everyway.
How sad that what we say with our mouths
hurts anothers heart.
How sad that we learned how to judge each other,
and found each other lacking.
It took many years,
long, scary years,
to learn that I am perfect just the way I am.
I like to think that I am a Redwood tree.
Redwoods are the largest, and oldest,
living things on the planet.
Because they have shallow root systems,
they grow in groves,
their roots intertwined together,
to support each other.
It is how they survive.
And that is how I wish we were,
as a planet, a human race,
intertwined together,
to support each other.
How tall and majestic we would be.
And we would help each other to survive.

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