“You are not alone,”
a small voice reminds my heart.
My mind questions these words
and reminds me that I am NOT special.
“Everyone is special,” argues the voice.
“All you have to do is to remember that.”
I hear these words and my mind rejects them,
But my heart imagines that they are true.
“The words are true,” whispers the voice.
“You have all been taught that humility is low self-esteem.
That is NOT true.
Humility is the ability to know that YOU are special
and so is EVERYONE else.”
No, not everyone, I think,
what about the abuser, the murderer, the terrorist?
They cannot be special.
“Oh, but they are special,”
retorts the quiet voice
“They just do not know it yet.”