Woman, Always Enough

Woman, Always Enough

and when the night unfolds
i ask the universe as i was told
never good never enough
for what makes a woman good
for what makes her enough?
how much of too much is too little
what makes more a little less?
for time and time again
she’s always told
you’re never enough
no matter what
for whatever it takes
may we all remember
we are all passersby
wanting to leave a mark
in the doorway of humanity’s
historical evolution
whether man or woman
it doesn’t matter
as we are all good enough
more than enough
capable of being
enough.

We have a phrase this week to serve as writing prompt.

…passing through a doorway in history

39 Comments

  1. murisopsis says:

    Though you point out at the end that being enough is universal for all people – man, woman, and child, it is the beginning where the power is in this poem! Women have been told too often and for too long that they are less. The plight of women to achieve has resulted in a striving without reward. I feel this on a very basic level – in the marrow of my bones.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val for sharing your insights (which i always look forward to). Yes, we were told many times that women are the lesser gender and it angered me, especially because this is not at all true.

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  2. Sadje says:

    I love this profound take Mich. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dearly Sadje.❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my friend

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Beautifully rendered! I’ve often heard the remark “I find fault because I want you to be perfect”. But that is somebody else’s concept of perfection. Mine can be different.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena…i agree with you too…❤🙏

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Woman, Always Enough ….. by Michelle Navajas

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you🙏❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you❤🙏

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  5. kittysverses says:

    Yes, true Mich. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kitty🙏❤

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  6. “whether man or woman
    it doesn’t matter as we are all good enough, more than enough ,capable of being enough.”
    So well said.. ❤ Sending love and well wishes Mich, have a lovely weekend to come

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sue…happy and blessed weekend to you as well..❤🙏

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  7. Yes, we are! We were born being enough!
    “…never good enough…not enough…” Such a false-filled lie that unfortunately continues to this day. 😦
    Your poem is powerful and needed, SweetMich! I can tell it’s from your heart! Thank you for writing it! ❤️ Women need to champion each other, not compete against each other. Thank you for being a champion of and for women! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Carolyn for all the love and support always….❤🙏🙏

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      1. You’re welcome! 🙂 ❤️

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  8. This is really beautiful, Mich. Such a powerful and wonderful message. 💙

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Maria🙏❤

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      1. You’re welcome Mich but we should be thanking you for sharing such wonderful poetries 😊

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  9. Reblogged this on Empowered Women and commented:
    we are all good enough
    more than enough
    capable of being
    enough.

    Let the refrain continue

    An insightful post by Michelle Navajas

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much❤🙏

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  10. Indira says:

    Whoever says ‘women are lesser than…’ is suffering from inferiority complex and one suffering from it always tends to pull down the other one. my opinion. Excellent poem. ‘…we are all good enough
    more than enough
    capable of being
    enough.’

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    1. michnavs says:

      I so agree Indira…thank you so much ❤🙏

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  11. calmkate says:

    Very deep poem Mich, love it! We are indeed enough 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kate🙏❤

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  12. Absolutely Mich. Great inspiring poem!❣️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Cindy❤

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  13. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wonderful poem, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jeff❤🙏

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  14. dicksonsammiel says:

    Beautiful 💝

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much❤🙏

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      1. dicksonsammiel says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  15. Profound and deep poem, Mich. Lovely.

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