You’re Enough

Your worth is set in stone

How it hurts to see you think you’re not enough

How it twists my heart and makes me wish

That you could see the truth – you really are

So very much enough, and then some more

Because when all is said and done, periphery stripped away,

The core and very heart of it is this -you MATTER.

And it’s not about how you look or dress

It’s not about how you eat or exercise

Whether you’re calm and collected

Under stress; it doesn’t make one jot

Of difference if you sometimes crack

And do something stupid that you’d rather

Take back, but can’t and it feels like some kind of blot

On your copybook, but just stop a minute




And take a look:

Your perspective was skewed, my dear

And seemed to be based on outside manifestations

Of who you are – whether or not that mirror

On the wall would declare you “Far and away

The very best of those – the holder of most of the ‘-er’s”

Nicer; Smarter; Stronger; Better Versed

In Dealing With Life, and so the best equipped

To face down the situation and handle it

With consummate grace

And never plagued by fear of losing…

Friends? Acceptance? Face?

Or just free from the worry that you’re found wanting

In comparison to whoever it is who’s flaunting

Whatever thing it is you think you lack:

It’s not ABOUT THAT, dear, I wish you’d see

It’s all about the things you mean to me

And anyone else who knows and loves your heart;

Who treasures your soul; who cherishes the broken bits,

The rough edges and chipped paint and accepts you




Embrace the positives from the ones who care

And accept their chidings also, because it’s just

Their way of saying (with love) ‘Maybe you let yourself down’

Because they know you’re better than that

Behaviour they saw back there, but that’s all it is:

Behaviour. Not a reflection of your soul.

No slight on your heart or blemish

On the golden bright of YOU

And all the joy and wonder that you are:

The light you bring; the care, the laughter,

Support, friendship, encouragement, love

These things are better, all, by far

Than some temporary crisis of self-doubt

But just in case, in spite of this, the truth

Still didn’t go in, then let me shout

From rooftops if I must, So everyone

Can hear about this fact, which applies to you

(And by default to me, and to them, too):

Your value is intrinsic – that will never change

And though behaviours fluctuate,

One thing remains; because you care,

And care to TRY to be your best,

Your worth is set in stone, and precious jewels

You’re worthwhile, wonderful and I refuse

To accept anything less within your mind

Than this completely-obvious-to-everyone-else

Kind of knowledge which still seems to evade YOU:

You’re enough.

You’re enough.

You’re ENOUGH.

I only wish you knew.





20 comments on “You’re Enough

  1. Mandi says:

    Sigh. Oh Lizzi. How many ways can I say “I love you?” I’m certain there aren’t enough, but I will try to find them all.

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  2. Linda Kay says:

    Such a lovely and inspirational poem. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I needed to hear that, my friend. I “am enough” though that simple truth meets so much resistance in my heart. You are incredible!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Here’s a pretty song in reply, darling. I’ve got no words this morning so I’ll borrow these

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nancy Lowell says:

    Lizzi, how lovely and wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Samara says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing that. xo

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Scott says:

    We’re ALL enough, we only need to find a way to believe it. I love your words, BBFFFL.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I cannot tell you, today of all days, how much I needed this. Thank you. Crying.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. being me says:

    Thank you for this

    Liked by 1 person


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