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Poem of the Month

Updated: Mar 30, 2021

HOPE TORRES, Staff Writer

Don’t Disrespect Yourself

By Shakira Wilkerson


Why are you disrespecting yourself girl?

Don’t you know you’re a pearl?

You’re a precious jewel,

Please honey, sweetie don’t be no fool!

Your body is a temple before the Lord.

Don’t mistreat it with harm.

Don’t disrespect yourself!

Don’t let no one slap you around and put you down.

Stand your ground and know who, and who’s you are.

You were created by the creator.

Fearfully and Wonderfully made.

So don’t disrespect your self

Put a stop and an end to this way of living.

Cease from the pain, get away from it all girl.

Don’t let anyone disrespect you!

Don’t you know you’re a queen, a precious gem.

If not, take a look in the mirror

and see all the beauty which God has made you to be.

So girl, sister, friend and all women around the world,

Don’t disrespect yourself!

There is not much on the poet Shakira Wilkerson but she is religious and an activist who is trying to make a change. I chose this poem to help us through this tough time we all especially need to stick together and know that we can make it through this. (I hope you all enjoy this poem it's one of my personal favorites)


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