I Am Enough

I was sauntering,
desperately searching for perfection,
I got broken while passionately trying
to fix this perpetual puzzle.
Who said there is a missing piece?
Who said I need some unravelling?
I wish I had known that I am enough
and everything I crave is within me.

Struggling to prove my worth,
I became blind to my uniqueness.
Some said a facelift is all I needed
to finally find and deploy my gift.
Who said I am broken beyond fixing?
Who said I need to be flawless?
I wish I had known that I am enough
and everything I crave is within me

Craving for validation,
I became a slave to conditional love
starved of authentic attention
till I became bereft of inner bliss.
Now I filter people’s opinion about me
with the lens of pure love and light.
I wish I had known that I am enough
and everything I crave is within me.

With the stars I now see within me
never would I be defined by my scars.
I am weak but not worthless,
even if I’m bleeding, I’m still a blessing.
With wisdom, I will fix the fixable,
I won’t mess it all to mend some.
I wish I had known that I am enough
and everything I crave is within me.
© Adeleke Adeite

Hey friends, I trust you are doing great. I have been ill for a while but I’m taking medications and praying to recover soon. How are you all doing?

Kindly share in the comment section how you handle negative opinions and undue pressure from others. I look forward to reading your comments. ❤❤❤🤗🤗

30 thoughts on “I Am Enough”

  1. Food for The Soul
    You are enough and no one can tell you
    Otherwise. You know yourself better than everyone if you sit and wait to hear other’s negativity you will only be waiting for a tragedy to happen

    I always find a safe space for me to distance myself from the negative vibes remember you had a purpose before all e negativity so stick to that

    Get well soon🙏

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  2. I just love how you came in hear and tossed the word sauntering.
    I haven’t heard it in a long time, or it could be that I’m not reading all that much.

    I’m in awe how you manage to excavate all the questions and find the answers within yourself then you have this enormous measure of confidence to come and share your conclusions with us. Thank you.

    [Now I filter people’s opinion about me
    with the lens of pure love and light.]

    This is what I’m talking about.
    A polished diamond.

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    1. Hey Abby!

      Your reviews are always robust and uplifting. Thank you for always taking the time to read my posts and also give comprehensive feedback. You deserve my WordPress friend of the year award. 😍

      I believe that many people are dealing with identity issues. Most people have been boxed to a corner where they are defined by people’s opinion.

      The increase in plastic surgery and other body-enhancement procedure attests to the fact that a lot of people need to deal with low self-esteem and appreciate who they are.

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      1. Oh..AA I gladly accept the award😉😊❤

        And precisely for what you mentioned regarding self-esteem, we need your pen to do the writing and provide us with perspective.
        Your work is so clean and neat. One can feel where you stopped and paused or breathed.

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  3. Woww..! Very beautifully written my friend..! Get well soon.! I will pray for you speedy recovery..! I loved this poem..! It’s really amazing..! Mostly I will never think about negative things..! If negative things came i won’t afraid god is with me..! He will solve all the impossible things.. yes, I’m too doing good my friend..! Have a beautiful day..!☺️☺️

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  4. Adeleke, I hope you are feeling better every day. I am sorry to hear you have been ill and am glad to see you here. Your poem is beautiful. It is sometimes a long journey to that internal place of knowing we really are enough. This is truly a beautifully written and inspirational piece.

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    1. Thank you, LaDonna. I am getting better.

      Yes, the journey to evaluating ourselves can be long but every step matters. The world is configured to create cracks, our ability to heal from within helps us to avoid complete wreck

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  5. Lieber Adeleke, die Liebe, die Du in Dir trägst, wird Dich gesund machen. Weisheit ist Liebe, Deine Worte sind Liebe. Gehe in die Stille, sammle neue Kraft. Ich wünsche Dir Gottes Segen für alles was Du tust und gute Besserung. Herzliche Grüße, Gisela


  6. Such a wonderful masterpiece! Great job, Adel! 👏
    Always keep in mind that YOU are enough. You are God’s amazing creation, a unique and very special gift to your family and all of us. Thank you for sharing your heart through your great masterpieces. I will pray for your healing and speedy recovery. Take care always and get well soon. 💗💗💗

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      1. I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling better now. Thank God for healing you and restoring your health.
        You are always welcome SBD! Always take care of yourself. God is always with you!
        Have an awesome weekend! 🏖️🌅🍝


  7. Beautiful words and I am so pleased to hear you are now feeling better. It can be tough to cope with negativity but having a medium like this to share your thoughts is amazing. Always believe in you, after all, if you don’t, why should anyone else?! Stay positive my friend 💕


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