I spend the nights staring at the ceiling

What really is this feeling

I am right there and yet not

Thinking of all the things I have achieved

And yet the feeling of self worth is far from being perceived

The list of blessings is really a lot

And yet somehow it falls short

Already burnt enough

Why is the sail still so rough

The existence covets endline

Helplessly looking for a sign

I ask myself these questions

Of the answer there is no mention

This feeling has an impression so forlorn

To misery this life has already sworn

But I am not complaining

For nothingness is a gracious guest

Like inadequacy that gives me everyday it’s best.

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41 thoughts on “Inadequacy

  1. ‘The list of blessings is really a lot

    And yet somehow it falls short’

    You know deep inside you’re blessed, yet, you want more. Then you feel you’re guilty of ingratitude. But you know too that you’re grateful, but you can’t stop wanting more.

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  2. Sharon

    This encompasses how I have felt most of the year. Somehow when people say it’s a pandemic I should feel lucky to just survive it, the inadequacy still lingers.


  3. This is lovely. Who hasn’t thought these thoughts/feelings of inadequacy, yet somehow we stumble through life working hard to make something of it? I agree heartily with one of the commenters, “The ending accepting inadequacy is true girl power!” Fabulous. Thanks for visiting my blog as well. I’d love to have you comment on my story, Jenny’s Bumpy Start. It fits right in with this subject of inadequacy.


  4. This is the right website for anybody who wants to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has been discussed for ages. Great stuff, just great!


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