Living Proof

Living Proof by Valerie Parente

Funny how my biggest fear is being alone
but I’ve been doing just that my whole life.

Lovely how we can be so deeply afraid
of what we’ve already proven we can get through.

You are so much stronger
than you give your conscience credit for.

– Valerie Parente (9-3-2020)

Blessed

Blessed by Valerie Parente

Strength. Compassion. Intelligence. Beauty. Courage. Faith. Love.

The very things that I prayed for in a companion were in me all along.

Lovely

– Valerie Parente (8-12-2019)

Intervention

Intervention by Valerie Parente

You don’t need to wreak havoc to feel important
You don’t need to argue to feel driven
You don’t need to run away to feel chased.

You are already so important in your friends’ minds
You are already so driven when you let yourself care
You are already so appreciated when you stick around.

And if you have a problem with me calling you out
if you have a problem with me seeing your value
then that’s an issue you have to confront with yourself
because I’m never going to stop rooting for you.

– Valerie Parente (5-14-2019)

Value

Elohim

Value by Valerie Parente

I know my value and I see it every day
I need to stop punishing myself
when it isn’t seen by someone else.

– Valerie Parente (5-5-2019)