By Julissa Ozuna
When you put others before yourself, your oxygen masks will be lost. You cannot feign your own happiness, therefore you need to learn how to love yourself.
Those who cannot love themselves suffer the cost, And feel pain, When their oxygen masks are lost. When the way you feel is tossed, It can feel as though you’re going insane, Those who cannot love themselves suffer the cost. Shedding tears that turn to frost, Hoping that you’re not to blame, When your oxygen mask is lost. Trying to keep everyone happy at any cost, You try to feign happiness knowing that those who cannot love themselves suffer the cost Stop letting yourself be bossed, By people who aim to keep you from loving yourself because those who cannot love themselves suffer the cost, And their oxygen masks have already been lost.
The poem “Lost Souls” is inspired by the struggles of mental health and is meant to showcase how many tend to live their lives trying to please others. Although helping others is important, “Lost Souls” is a poem that expresses the negative effects when one crosses the line and consistently puts others before one’s self.
Julissa Ozuna has an opinion to share and writing is the way she expresses herself and her emotions. She’s very outgoing and thinks "outside the box" when writing her pieces. Julissa grew up around music, she played the violin and played on stages big and small. Music makes up her whole character and brings out the best in herself. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people with new and unique things to say. Julissa Ozuna has a goal to be successful in life and wants to make her family proud of her and overall make a difference in the world.