Posted by: Jivani Lisa | August 10, 2016

No Doormats

“Submission to what people call their ‘lot’ is simply ignoble. If your lot makes you cry and be wretched, get rid of it and take another.” (Elizabeth von Arnim)

Women morph into doormats
encouraged to put others before themselves.
“If everyone did that, then the world would be a better place.”
A world filled with love and compassion, yes
where people are happy to serve others —
but guarding against being used and abused.
Depression waves its red flag for all
who bother to see, yelling:
“Stand up for yourself!” You have a right
to be respected as a human being with your own needs;
When you’re strong, healthy and (yes!) happy,
you bring light and love to the world in need.

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