Self Doubt

Self doubt is like 
an old lover.
The one who you 
shouldn't talk to, 
but has a way of 
showing up, or calling 
you late at night, 
reminding you that 
they still think 
about you.

But before you listen, 
and believe the 
things they say...
remind yourself that 
things aren't
always as they seem-
especially at night.

So close your ears, 
and shut your eyes.

Because I promise if 
you choose to listen, 
they won't be there 
in the morning to tell 
you whether or not
they meant what they
said.



-meb

Yourself

Staying with someone 
when you're not happy 
will never work.

You're doing them no 
favors and only hurting 
yourself.

If you stay so you
don't break their heart,
you yourself will only 
fall apart.

And the longer you 
stay, the harder 
they'll break.

And you'll end 
up alone, and not 
even have yourself.

So leave them if you're 
lonely, and don't feel 
selfish.

Because one day you'll 
wake up happy-
all by yourself. 



-meb

Empathy

My body is tired
eyes are sleepy
Can't feel inspired
thoughts consume me

My mind is now closed
until tomorrow
I've ran out of space
for others' sorrow

My heart is full and heavy
hard for me to carry
I need someone to help me
this pain I must bury

I tried to return it
to whom it belongs
I've looked everywhere
but waited too long

-meb



Be Spontaneous

They say it's good to 
have a routine, 
but don't get too 
comfortable.

Because if you do, 
your life and what you 
remember will slip 
away and your days will 
run together
with no distinction.

Always keep an open 
invitation for spontaneity. 
Those memories will 
take root in your mind, 
and like a flower pushing 
through broken concrete 
to bloom, will make you 
smile when they pop into 
your mind- 
even on the gloomiest of days.  



-meb