She has curved spine and an anxious mind.
Constantly worrying about what other people would say,
She wanted to be perfect in everyone’s eyes.
Always questioning her self-worth,
Always pointing out her flaws,
Wondering if anyone would love her.
“How can it be so easy to love another but not oneself?”
Her eyes a sapphire crystal,
As she lets free of the tears she was trying to hold back.
She didn’t feel beautiful.
But one shaft of light illuminated her mind;
Streaming through one tiny crack of her fortress.
Amid the dusky shadows, this light begins awakening a new her.
Slowly crawling out of the darkness she was in;
She was reaching out for the day.
A walk, a forward leap,
Casting away all her inhibitions and fears.
She felt complete.
I wrote this poem to remind everyone that they should believe in themselves and that we could all be the best version of ourselves when we embrace our imperfections. Happy #ScoliosisAwarenessMonth!
Justine Rose Oropesa
Oriental Mindoro Chapter
How about you? What’s your scoliosis story?