Shawn L. Bird

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poem- not May 11, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:05 am
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I am not enough

to fill the void.

A yawning maw,

a gaping hole,

inadequacy piled upon inadequacy


and I

do not have the mass

to shore up against this tide

of weakness compounded

year after year until they got here.

I am battered.

I am broken.

I am not enough.


15 Responses to “poem- not”

  1. N Says:

    Such despair….almost heart breaking.
    We are not enough a lot of times in life, but for our life, we are enough. We are always enough. There are bad days and we all feel less than enough. Sun will come up tomorrow and you will again, be enough. You will always be enough.

  2. Velmeran Says:

    Ah…sometimes we all feel that way…and we are all wrong…

  3. Jim Stewart Says:

    So. Do not surrender your energy. Your narrator believes in the inadequacy. And as an old surfer, I know that you cannot fight the tide. All you can do is make it work for you.

  4. All in all, you are enough, much of the time. For the rest of those times, you have one another.

  5. Debra Says:

    Powerful! I feel the despair and weariness in your words and I hope you aren’t currently being pulled under, but I think we all know when we’ve come to the end of ourselves and feel the floor drop out from underneath us. Your words really touch me, Shawn.

  6. Mrs MP Says:

    ❤ Sometimes it is a flood of need. You only have so many fingers and toes to put in the holes of the dyke, Shawn. But those small things do make a difference to those few. Sending positivity and happy thoughts! Have some chocolate power bar.

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