When we strive to love,
sometimes we forget to include ourselves

And we wage war against our own hearts.

And often, it seems as if we are fighting that war on our own.

But when the guns are drawn
and the trebuchets are swinging

You find
to your left and to your right
from above
and at your back

Your comrades
Your friends
Your brothers and sisters

Who are reminding you
That you are worthy of love
And you are worthy of loving yourself

When we strive to love