charlesbarrett

Enough

She works hard to be
What she thinks the best version
Of herself should be
Unknowing that all she is,
Is more than enough, indeed

Comments5

  • orchidee

    I don't include a quote with every one of my comments, but this made me recall: 'What a person is before God, that he/she is, and no more'. (St Francis of Assisi ). A fine write C.

    • charlesbarrett

      Very appropriate quote. Thanks for the kind words.

      • orchidee

        We can't really get past those words, can we? (anyone, I mean). Whether we're being who we truly are, or pretending to be who we're not, or whatever we're being or doing. The words are a sort of 'base' I feel.

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      • Louis Gibbs

        A beautiful poetic expression that all young girls should take to heart. One can try to hide what is in the heart to no avail The true self, usually more than enough, always shines through. Fine offering, Charles!

        • charlesbarrett

          Thank you for the kind words, Louis.

        • FredPeyer

          Yes, short and to the point, but with a lot of meaning and truth. I have a daughter too, now grown and married, but as a teenager she went through different stages. Always came back to her own true self though. I think the changes were mainly influenced by peer pressure.
          Well written and meaningful poem!

          • charlesbarrett

            Thank you, Fred. I have 2 daughters. Both too young to experience this right now. Praying they never will. But in the world we live in, it’s likely they will.

            • FredPeyer

              I fully understand you Charles, as a parent you want to protect your child at all times. But, especially as teenagers, our children will have to learn to make their own decisions. All we can do is stand by, support them, and sometimes pick up the pieces. It's all part of the great adventure called parent-hood.

            • Jeff

              Very well put lol...great write

              • charlesbarrett

                Glad you enjoyed it, Jeff. Thanks for reading.

                • Jeff

                  Youre welcome

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very good write and so true.

                  • charlesbarrett

                    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Glad you enjoyed it.



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